Family of five found dead in DHA, Karachi

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 8:00:11 by

KARACHI: Five family members were found dead in a residence in the upscale area of Defence on Tuesday morning, reported Express News.

The cook and maid of the house came in to work as usual in the morning and found the residence locked from inside.  They informed the neighbours, who then called the police.

SP Sarfaraz Nawaz, who was present at the scene, said that bullet marks indicate the possibility of a murder and suicide case.  According to the official, the head of the family, Jawad Durrani first killed his children and wife and proceeded to commit suicide by shooting himself.

The police have not ruled out the possibility of an intruder or a staged suicide.

“It is still very early to know exactly what happened” the police added.

The weapon allegedly used in the murder has been seized by the police and will be used to match fingerprints.

Police officials said the dead included Jawad’s wife Wajiha, son Rehan, ten-year-old daughter Rameem and a one-year-old child named Ariz.

The bodies of the deceased will be shifted to Jinnah Hospital where the medical examiner will determine the time of the murder. Relatives of the slain family have started to arrive at the residence in Defence.

Police assured that investigations will continue and the staff of the house will also be questioned.

Karachi News Sources -2

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