LAHORE: Four family members were killed last night while asleep in their house.

According to police and rescue officials, the incident occurred in Lahore’s Rasoolpura area where a young couple with their two children were found murdered late night.

The children were taken to Jinnah Hospital but they also succumbed to injuries.

Police said the throats of the victims were slit with a sharp-edged weapon. The deceased include 25-year-old Malik, his 22-year-old wife, Asiya, five-year-old son Asif and three-year-old daughter Maryam.

They were sleeping on the third floor of the house when unidentified men stabbed them to death with a sharp weapon.

Police and forensic teams reached the scene upon being notified, gathered evidence and shifted the corpses to hospital for medico-legal formalities.