An estranged Pakistani man on Tuesday strangled his five children to death before committing suicide in Punjab’s Chiniot district, police said. Hussain, a resident of Chiniot’s Lalian Tehsil, strangled his five children, including a daughter and four sons, before committing suicide, said District Police Officer (DPO) Chiniot Mustansar Feroz.
Amongst the children killed were his 10-year-old daughter and sons aged eight, six, five and and three respectively, Dawn newspaper reported. According to neigbours, Hussain, 35, had been estranged from his wife, Sajida Begum, who had left for her parents house a few months ago. When Sajida refused to return despite his attempts to convince her, Hussain took the extreme step of killing his children and hanging himself, police said.