Six family members found dead in Chakwal: police

ISLAMABAD (PEN) : Six members of the same family were discovered dead in Muzdalfa Town, Chakwal. The incident, which has left the community reeling, unfolded with the grim discovery made by authorities following a distress call from Muhammad Shafqat Salim.

According to reports, Shafqat informed authorities on the 15 helpline that he had killed his wife and children. The victims identified include Shafqat Salim’s wife, aged between 50 and 55 years old, along with his two daughters, aged 14 and 16, respectively, and two sons, aged 13 and 7, respectively.

It was later learnt that after killing his family, he had shot himself dead too.

Chakwal District Police Officer (DPO) retired Capt Wahid Mahmood swiftly responded upon receiving the distressing report. Alongside him, the Saddar Circle deputy superintendent of police (DSP) as well as the station house officer (SHO) of City Police Station arrived promptly with a heavy contingent and surrounded the area.

Authorities cordoned off the area, and forensic teams, including the Crime Scene Unit and the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA), were summoned to the site. The bodies of the victims were transferred to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital for post-mortem examinations.

Despite the swift response and ongoing investigations, the motives behind this senseless act remain unclear. The DPO has emphasized that the investigation is still in progress and has refrained from disclosing any further details at this time.

As the community grapples with the shock and grief brought on by this unfathomable tragedy, authorities are urging anyone with information that could aid in the investigation to come forward.