LAHORE: Bodies of a woman and her two daughters were discovered at the Chan Shah graveyard in the Shah Bagh area of the provincial capital on Wednesday while a third girl, found injured, was shifted to a hospital, City Superintendent of Police (SP) Maaz Zafar said.
The critically injured girl, identified as Rabia, has said that her father, Malik Asghar Ali, was shot dead at his second wife’s home in Sheikhupura a couple of days ago.
“Our brother-in-law Sajawal brought us to our father’s grave under the pretense of paying his respects and opened fire, killing my stepmother and two sisters on the spot,” Rabia told the police.
“Sajawal and the security guard who was with us, fled the scene after dumping the bodies in the graveyard while I managed to escape, injured,” she added.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar took notice of the incident and ordered senior superintendent of Lahore police to submit a report over the matter.
According to SP Zafar, the Station House Officer (SHO) and the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) were at the site of the incident and an investigation was underway.
He too confirmed that the woman’s husband — who had married six times — was killed 15 days ago in Sheikhupura and added that two of his former wives had confessed to his murder.
Based on initial investigation, the police said that the mother and her daughters had been killed over a family dispute.