Clan troubles in Pakistan: Two young boys dead, killer not yet arrested

A joint investigation team of Abbottabad and Murree police is yet to apprehend a man accused of murdering two of his nephews and severely injuring another.

According to the Abbottabad police, Nadeem, a resident of Lora village in Havelian, took his nephews to Murree for a picnic on April 13 and later killed them, dumping their bodies in a forest in the limits of Trait police station in Murree. Eight-year-old Mehr Ali and four-year-old Qadir Ali were found dead on Monday after their injured six-year-old brother Zain Ali managed to survive and find help. Zain is undergoing treatment at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences in Islamabad.

The throats of all three minors were slit with a dagger, a police official said, adding a criminal case was registered against Nadeem in Murree.

According to the deceased boys’ father, Ziaur Rehman, a resident of Chita Pul Malikpura, the accused was his wife’s first cousin and might have killed his sons to settle a score with his wife who was opposed to Nadeem’s proposal for marriage to her younger sister.

The accused had allegedly been pressing Zia’s wife for the marriage, but other family members had rejected the proposal…