In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old man was arrested in Punjab, Pakistan, for killing three of his siblings and parents by setting them ablaze.
The incident occurred in the Muhammadpura area of Daska city in late April, and the culprit was arrested on May 10, Sunday, according to a report by the Pakistan daily, Dawn News.
Sialkot District Police Officer Captain retired Mustansar Feroz told media that accused was identified as Ali Hamza and the fight started with his family due to his “bad habits” and drug addiction.
Hamza reportedly told police that he had set ablaze his family by pouring kerosene on them when they were asleep. Then he staged the scene to look like a house fire, saying that the flames were caused by a burning coil kept in an earthen pot to get rid of mosquitoes.
His father Muhammad Ashraf and mother Yasmeen Bibi died on the spot while sisters Sobia and Fauzia, and brother Haider succumbed to their burns at the Mayo Hospital, Lahore, a few days later.
His minor sister Harram Shehzadi and brother Ali Raza are reportedly still fighting for their lives at the facility.
According to a report by Pakistani daily, The News, local police registered a case against the accused on the report of Muhammad Akram, the uncle of the culprit.