Hindu priest kills three daughters, self in Pakistan

March 25th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, March 24 (IANS) A Hindu priest killed his three daughters and then himself inside a temple in Mirpur Khas district of Pakistan’s Sindh province, a media report said Wednesday.
Tekamdas Meghwar first killed his daughters Parwati, Rena and Aarti, aged between one and six, with a sharp-edged weapon, before killing himself Tuesday to appease goddess Kali, the Nation reported on its website.

The temple is located on the first floor of their house in Bhemomal colony in Mirwah Gorchani town of Sindh.

His brother told reporters that Meghwar had brought flowers, oil, etc. for Navaratri prayers Monday night. Meghwar prayed whole night and in the morning he slaughtered his daughters before killing himself with the same weapon.

Panic gripped the town after the gruesome murders came to light.

Heavy contingent of police was deployed to maintain law and order. The bodies were handed over to the relatives for cremation after autopsies.

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