LAHORE – A man shot dead his wife, mother-in-law and a stepson over a domestic dispute in the Green Town area, police said on Tuesday.

The killer fled away from the crime scene and is still at large. Police investigators said that one Ubaid Ullah Pathan, along with his accomplice, stormed into the residence (504, Sector-C-I, Township) of his wife near Model Bazaar in the Green Town police vicinity late on Monday night.

The man opened straight fire on his wife, her mother and children, and fled away from the crime scene within no time. As a result, three people – including Fatima Chaudhry, 41; her mother Khurshid Bibi; and teenage son Suleman – were killed; while Ibrahim sustained bullet wounds and was admitted to a hospital in serious condition.

As rescuers rushed to the crime scene, they found two people lying dead with bullet injuries while another two were shifted to the Jinnah Hospital in serious condition, said a spokesperson of the Emergency Service (Rescue 1122). One of the wounded later succumbed to bullet injuries at the hospital.

One of the injured told the police that Ubaid entered the house minutes after Fatima arrived on Monday night. After exchanging hot words with her over some monetary dispute, Ubaid got infuriated and opened fire on his stepson, Suleman, who had intervened to reconcile them. Fatima had contracted second marriage with Ubaid after the death of her first husband.

Police said the killer, said to be a resident of Swabi, resided in a rented house in the Green Town area, while his wife used to bear all his expenses. The police have registered the triple-murder case on the complaint of Ibrahim, the son of Fatima.

The police investigators said the father and a brother of the killer had been taken into custody and raids were underway for his arrest. The police have removed the dead bodies to the morgue for autopsy. Further investigations were underway.

SHOT DEAD: In another incident, a youth killed his 18-year-old sister on the suspicion of illicit relations in the Manga Mandi area, police said on Tuesday.

A resident of Nathokay, Muhammad Imran, shot dead his sister Saima Bibi at his residence and fled away from the crime scene. Police said the youth had suspicion that his sister had developed illicit relations with a man of the same area.

Both the youth and his sister exchanged hot words over the issue. Imran got infuriated, took out his gun and killed her. The police have removed the body to the morgue for autopsy and are investigating.

BURNT TO DEATH: A mother of two was burnt to death under mysterious circumstances in the Samanabad area late on Monday night, police said. Saeed Ahmed, the husband of the deceased, told the police that Bushra Bibi locked herself in the bedroom and set herself on fire.

However, Bushra’s parents alleged that she was set on fire by her in-laws at their residence situated on Karim Road. The police have removed the body to the morgue and are investigating.