JHANG: A man killed his wife and two children before committing suicide in the Jhang district of the Punjab province owing to poverty on Friday.
According to police sources, a 47-year-old jobless man committed suicide after killing his wife and two children as he was unable to fulfill the needs of his family.
Police further said Nadeem, who lived in the Hasilpur area of Jhang, initially strangulated his wife and two children and later hanged from a ceiling fan to commit suicide.
Police said that that the male victim was in debt of Rs90, 000, according to a note found near his body. “I love my wife and children and had failed to fulfill their needs. I am taking away all of them with me,” the letter read.
“The deceased was unable to pay the rent and electricity dues and was forced to commit suicide after being continuously demanded to pay the amount,” police said.
The police said that they had shifted the bodies to a hospital for medico-legal formalities and would investigate the matter from all angles.
Meanwhile, IGP Punjab took notice of media reports about the incident and instructed the concerned police officials to conduct an impartial probe and submit a detailed inquiry report.
In a similar incident, a man committed suicide after killing his wife and son in Karachi over a domestic dispute. The incident occurred in the Qaddafi Town area of Landhi and the police said that the accused initially murdered his 40-year-old wife and 18-year-old son over a domestic dispute.