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Senate outrages at killing of 4 family members

Senate outrages at killing of 4 family members

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Jan 20, 2020 - 19:25

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A man carrying coffins of his children axed to death shouted” They killed my children! Oh my God, what should I do, oh my little Diana, my family is destroyed”

According to reports, unidentified attackers killed three children and wife of a man in the limits of the 7th police district of Kabul late on Sunday.

Nadia, a neighbor of Abdul Sattar, the head of the victim family, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Hilal, nine years old, Jalal, six years old and Diana four years old were children of Sattar who were axed to death by unidentified men.

The bodies of these children were transferred from Jangalak area of Kabul to Paghman district today.

Sattar, while carrying corpses of his four family members accompanied by other people, put his hand on the head of Diana, shouted, “They slaughtered my children with an ax, they broke my back, Oh God what should I do, oh My little Diana, oh people, my family destroyed.”

Mah Gul, one of the womeninfo-icon gathering at Sattar’s home, said Abdul Sattar was in his office when unknown people broke into his house and killed the four people.

When Sattar returned home, he saw four of his family members brutally killed, she said.

She said Sattar was a good man and the family had friendly relations with its neighbors.

Police spokesman Firdos Faramarz said the motive behind the killings was yet to be ascertained and the main reason would be revealed after investigation. He said no one had been arrested in connection with the incident so far.

A number of Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon or upper house of Parliament strongly condemned the incident on Monday and called for identifying and punishing those involved in the crime.

Meshrano Jirga chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar condemned the incident and asked security organs to identify and arrest the perpetrators.

Anarkali Hunaryar, a senator, told today’s session, the incident happened yesterday in Kabul showed the peak of savagery when a woman and her three children were axed to death.

She and other members of the house demanded identification and punishment of those involved in the incident.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani also condemned the killing of three innocent children and their mother.

A statement from Presidential Palace said that the president was shocked when he heard the news and expressed his deepest sorrow over the heinous criminal act.

“How can a human being carry out such a barbaric act to killed three innocent children and their mother,” the statement quoted the president as saying.

Ghani issued directives to the Ministry of Interior and National Directorate of Security to immediately arrest the perpetrators behind the incident and refer them to judicial organs to serve justice.

The president also directed relevant authorities to provide necessary support and cooperation to the bereaved family.

Mds/ma

 

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