Killer of 11 family members in Pannu Aqil says he “offered the sacrifice” to please Almighty Allah
Sukkur DIG Fida Hussain Mastoi told the media that a thorough investigation into the incident was underway, and the suspects were being interrogated.
Wahabullah Indher — the man who allegedly slaughtered 11 members of his family within his home in Maulvi Mohammad Saleh Indhar village, located near Pannu Aqil, during the night of August 18, appeared to be a religious fanatic as he confessed to having “offered the sacrifice” to please Almighty Allah.
He repeated his statement before police since his capture, in Adilpur town of Ghotki district, on Aug 19. Currently, on 14-day police remand, Wahabullah was quoted as claiming that he and his adult children had received a proclamation from Almighty Allah through a “same dream,” asking them to offer the sacrifice to avert a “disaster looming large on us.”
Indhar had seven sons and four daughters. He said he and his [surviving] sons murdered his three younger sons and four daughters with a dagger. The others murdered by the suspects were Wahabullah’s wife, his eldest son’s pregnant wife, Naseema, and their two children.
Habibullah and his three brothers, Majd, Hizbullah, and Kaleemullah, are in police custody for their alleged complicity in the gruesome offense. As per Wahabullah, he killed his wife and daughter, and his three surviving sons killed the rest.
Although Wahabullah appeared happy over the horrible act, his estranged brother, Mian Asad, revealed startling facts about the episode and accused the area police of not daring to “rescue the victims despite making no less than four attempts.”
Mian Asad also disclosed that the Cantonment police of Pannu Aqil was approached many days before the incident with a plea to rescue the “hostages” who had been imprisoned in the house for a week, and nobody was allowed to enter it. He said Wahabullah had a pistol, and he kept threatening the inmates and any visitor going inside.
He said the police made four attempts, the last on a day before the incident, yet never dared to take action against Wahabullah, who always threatened to kill anyone trying to enter the house. He wondered why the police could not realize the gravity of the situation despite being alerted about the lives of many innocent persons being in danger.
Concurrently, Sukkur DIG Fida Hussain Mastoi told the media that a thorough investigation into the incident was underway, and the suspects were being interrogated. He said an inquiry into the area police’s role was also being conducted, and departmental action would be taken if negligence was proved.
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