Youth commits suicide after killing five family members in Peshawar

A youth committed suicide after killed five members of family including father over domestic disputes here on Wednesday, police said. A youth identified as Abdullah 24, hailing from Tehkal area of Peshawar exchanged hot words with his father over domestic issues. The verbal clash turned violent after which the accused opened fire at his father Jan Muhammad killing him on the spot.

The youth gunned down his uncle Faqir Muhammad and three brothers also when they interrupted him. Later, Abdullah committed suicide with the same weapon after committing quintuplet murder.

The 24-year-old man first fatally shot his father after a verbal dispute between the two. Afterwards, when three of his brothers and an uncle reached the site of the incident, he opened fire at them, killing them on spot.

The suspect finally killed himself; police said he reportedly had mental health issues. A police team arrived at the crime scene after the killings and shifted the bodies to Khyber Teaching Hospital for an autopsy.

Mental health is an issue that we as a society need to pay attention towards rather than accusing and ignoring such issues and face such dire consequences.