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Tuesday 24th May 2022 / 22 Shawwal 1443

Gujranwala man murders wife, four children

GUJRANWALA: A man in Gujranwala has allegedly killed his wife and four children, sources said on Monday.

The murders, sources said, were committed by the woman’s husband, identified as Imran Nawaz. After being arrested, Imran admitted to committing the crime, sources said, adding that it was a case of “honour killing” as per Imran’s confession.

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 arrested.

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