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Faisalabad man kills 2 wives, 4 children before shooting himself

Neighbors called police after hearing gunshots
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A horrific incident unfolded in the Nishatabad area of Faisalabad, where a man took the lives of his two wives, four children, and then committed suicide.

According to police reports, the man, identified as 55-year-old Kazim Jawad, first shot and killed his wives, 45-year-old Ambareen and 30-year-old Fiza.

He then proceeded to kill his four children: 22-year-old Yamna, 19-year-old Urooj, eight-year-old Rohma, and six-year-old Musa, before turning the gun on himself.

Neighbors alerted the police after hearing gunshots. Upon arriving at the scene, police took the bodies into custody and transferred them to the hospital for post-mortem examinations.

An investigation into the incident is currently underway.

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Preliminary investigations suggest that domestic disputes and business troubles may have been contributing factors to the tragic event.

Police are continuing their efforts to gather more information and understand the full context of this devastating incident.

What to do if some exhibits intent of self harm

Here’s what you should do if someone you know exhibits signs of suicide or a tendency to isolate or self harm:

• Try to make sure they are not left alone

• Remove any any objects they could use to harm themselves.

• Take or encourage the person to seek help from a medical or mental health professional

You can get in touch with the following mental health helplines and speak to them.

  • Mind Organisation 042 35761999
  • Umang 0317 4288665
  • Talk2me.pk 0333 4065139
  • Baat Karo 0335 5743344
  • Taskeen 0316 8275336
  • Rooh 0333 3337664
  • Rozan 0800-22444
  • OpenCounseling 042 35761999

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