OKARA: A blood thirsty father here late on Monday night ruthlessly killed six members of his daughter’s family in a violent bid of restoring his “lost honor” five years after her marriage to a man she loved, Geo News reported.
As per sources, the tragedy came to pass in District Dipalpur’s village “Tara Singh” when a savagely vengeful Shaukat Mayo abetted by his cronies shot dead his son-in-law, his own daughter, two grandchildren, and two of his son-in-law’s brothers.
Details have it that five years ago the head of the deceased family, Tahir Sarwar, a resident of “Tara Singh”, had run off with Mayo’s daughter, Shahnaz, to live elsewhere leaving his murderously furious father-in-law burning in the fires of vengeance.
Sources said Shaukat, in order to restore his so-called lost honor, had sworn to kill the couple for bringing this traditional stigmatic shame to his family. He was waiting for the right time to make his deadly move.
And he, at last, quenched his thirst for their blood when after five long years the unfortunate couple returned to their hometown thinking everything was going to be okay after Shahnaz’s family will met their grandchildren, but they were too wrong to even live to regret it.
Using the darkness of the night Mayo and his mercenaries attacked the house the victims were lodged in. They opened indiscriminate fire and killed everyone inside. Neither the faces of his daughter nor his grandchildren could stop him from riddling their bodies with bullets let alone make his hands tremble.
Mayo and his henchmen made their gateway successfully.
The police identifying the deceased as Tahir Sarwar (husband), Shahnaz Tahir (wife), Adnan Tahir (son), Ramish Tahir (daughter), Zahid (Tahir's brother), and Nawaz (Tahir's brother), shifted the dead bodies to the hospital for autopsy.
The police have launched an investigation after registering the case.