TANK: A man allegedly killed his wife and three children because he could not pay back the debt of his failing business in Tank, one of the impoverished districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday morning.

The man identified as Syed Rasool, a jeweller by profession, after killing four members of his family also shoot himself dead in Mohallah Qazyan.

According to Tank police, he killed his wife Halima Bibi, two daughters – 15-year-old Kiran, 20-year-old Sobia. Those died in the firing also include his 18-year-old son identified as Salman. Besides them, 13-year-old Umaira Bibi, and 11-year-old Usman was critically injured and are under treatment at the hospital in Dera Ismail Khan.

Police added that the incident occurred at 6 am when all his children were sleeping during which he started firing on them. After hearing the firing the local people rushed to the crime spot for rescue efforts. They rushed the injured to a nearby hospital but owing to their critical condition, they were referred to the hospital in Dera Ismail Khan.

The local people were of the view that though he was jeweller but has borrowed a huge amount of loans and was unable to pay it back. Due to which he was in tension and unable to cope with it. However, Tank police said that that they have registered the case and are conducting further investigation to ascertain the reasons behind the horrible incident.

Last month, in a similar incident, a man Muhammad Aijaz had committed suicide in the city of Chiniot, Punjab after killing his wife Robina and three children. The incident had taken place in the area of Rai Chand where a man named Mohammad Aijaz opened fire on his three children and wife before taking his own life. But before shooting himself in the head, he has gunned down 5-year-old son Abu Bakar, 4-year-old daughter Tehreem and 3 years-old Murtazeen by firing at them.



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