RAWALPINDI: A man who allegedly killed his three children in Rawalpindi’s Dera Muslim village was arrested from Sukkur.
According to sources, Railway police Sukkur conducted a raid at Pakistan Express and apprehended the suspect, Noor Muhammad from Rohri station.
SSP Railway said that he was trying to flee to Karachi. He said Rawalpindi police were informed about the arrest of the accused.
On Friday, three children were found dead after being locked in a trunk allegedly by their father apparently to punish his wife who had gone back to her parents’ house.
According to police, the incident took place in Dera Muslim village, within limits of Police Station (PS) Jati. The dead bodies were moved to hospital for medico-legal formalities where they have been identified as Usman (9), Faizan (4) and Rida (4).
The man identified as Noor Muhammad locked his two sons and a daughter in a trunk where they died of suffocation. He fled to Karachi to avoid being arrested by police, sources said.
On June 11, police had arrested four people for marrying off a nine-year-old girl to a 50-year-old man in Khairpur district’s Faiz Ganj area.
According to details, the police arrested the accused groom, Makhan Lashari, and the girl’s father, Ghaman Lashari, who had allegedly accepted money in exchange for consenting to the marriage. The police had sprung into action after reports of the marriage surfaced on social media.
The mother of the girl and other relatives had earlier blamed the girl’s father for having sold off his daughter to the accused groom for Rs 500,000.
A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against four persons on behalf of the state under section 3 (punishment for a male contracting party), section 4 (punishment for solemnising a child marriage) and section 5 (punishment for parent or guardian concerned in child marriage) of Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act 2013.