Man kills self after killing brother-in-law

SARGODHA: An man allegedly died from suicide on Friday after killing his brother-in-law at Bhera town in a dispute over custody of his children.

As per police, Abdullah of Bhalwal was married to the sister of Amjad Elahi Piracha of Mohalla Pirachgan, Bhera.

The couple had two children but the husband and wife developed difference and got divorced.

After the divorce, the woman had been living with her two children at her brother`s house at Bhera for the last one year.

Both parties were in litigation over the children`s custody and return of dowry articles.

On Friday, Abdullah, armed with a pistol visited his brother-in-law`s house to seek custody of the children. As his wife refused to hand the children over to her estranged husband, a scuffle ensued between them. Meanwhile, Amjad Piracha, brother-in-law of Abdullah, arrived there and tried to intervene.

At this, Abdullah opened fire on Amjad, who got critically injured and died on the spot.

Moments later, Abdullah shot himself and died instantly. Bhera police have registered a case and shifted the bodies to the morgue for autopsy. Correspondent

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