Police has lunch search for a Pakistani man suspected of killing his two daughters and four grandchildren.
It was gathered that the did the unspeakable act after one of them married without his permission.
The man identified as Manzoor Hussain allegedly set fire to the home that sisters Fauzia Bibi, 19, and Khurshid Mai, 35, shared in a village in the Muzaffargargh district of central Pakistan.
All six of them died in the blaze, as well as Khurshid’s husband.
Fauzia had married Mehboob Ahmad about 18 months ago against her father’s will in a so-called love marriage, according to the official, as opposed to an arranged marriage.
Police officer Abdul Majeed said:
“The incident is outcome of the rivalry between the two families over the love marriage.”
Hussain, the father being searched for, lives in a nearby village”
A case has been registered at the Civil Lines Police Station against two suspects on charges of burning to death seven people. The second is believed to be Hussain’s brother.
Bibi’s husband Ahmad told police he was not at home at the time of the fire and had found the house ablaze when he returned from work early in the morning, according to his statement to officers.
He told police:
“I was in Multan for business. When I returned and was near my home, I saw it in flames.”
“While two men Manzoor Hussain and Sabir Hussain were also seen fleeing the spot.”
He also alleged that his father-in-law and brother-in-law were unhappy with the marriage and they set his home ablaze ‘in rage’.
Ahmad said his four-month-old son had died, along with Mai’s three children aged two, six and 13.
Police said the cause of the fire was being investigated, and that officials were working to understand why none of the women or children were able to escape when the fire started.