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Honour killing: Gujranwala man murders wife, four children

Police say the man confessed to killing his wife and kids

By Web Desk
January 21, 2021
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GUJRANWALA: A man in Gujranwala has allegedly killed his wife and four children, police revealed on Thursday.

The murders, police said, were committed by the woman's husband, identified as Imran.

According to Geo News, after being arrested, Imran confessed to committing the crime, the police said, adding that it was a case of "honour killing" as per Imran's confession.

Police added that the accused also confessed to "killing all of his children who woke up from their sleep and witnessed him killing their mother."

Cases of violence against women seem to be on a rise in the country as several cases of honour killing were reported earlier this month.

A man identified as Liaquat Shar allegedly killed his sister over suspicion of having "illicit relations" with a boy in Ubauro, a town in Sindh's Ghotki district to save his "honour," per police.

The suspect, however, managed to escape arrest and fled before he could be detained.

In another case of "honour killing", a man allegedly axed his wife to death in Khairpur's Piryalo Town in the first week of January 2021.

According to police, the suspect tried to flee after killing his wife, but he was apprehended.

During interrogation, the person, according to police, "confessed" to his crimes and said that he had killed his wife "for having an affair with another person".