Lahore: A man in an act of savagery killed his three minor nephews and injured sister-in-law in Shahdara area of Lahore in a fit of rage.

The man named Farhad in the Fazal Park area slit the throats of three sons of his brother with dagger, according to officials.

The children were identified as Azeem aged six, Waseem 3 years, and one-year old Shakeel.

Police took the bodies of the slain children into custody, and started investigating the incident.

The murderer fled from the crime after committing the killings but the police was able to arrest him from Shahdara later with the crime weapon. However the motive of the crime could not be established.