11 of a family butchered in their sleep in Panu Aqil
Eleven people including women and children were stabbed to death in Panu Aqil Cantt as a man slaughtered his own family members in a gruesome incident, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.
The victims included six women and five children as the killer, Abdul Wahab, targeted them indiscriminately at their house at Goth Haleejvi Sharif – located in Panu Aqil Cantonment area.
The victims included wife, four daughters, three sons and three grandchildren.
The victims were murdered while they were asleep, police said, as there are conflicting reports about the tragic incident with the investigation being at an initial stage.
However, the police officials from Panu Aqil Cantt Police Station reached the crime scene and arrested the accused who, they say, is mentally unstable.
On the other hand, there are reports that the police have also arrested three elder sons of Wahab as the motive and the mode of these killings are still being ascertained.
Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the incident and sought a detailed report of the incident from Inspector General (IG) Police.
He also directed authorities to look into every aspect of the incident during the investigation and ordered police officials to extend full cooperation to the victims' family.
The minister was informed that the accused has been arrested.