In a shocking incident, a man shot dead his wife and three minor kids before shooting himself in Ferozepur on Monday last night.
As per the 0information, resident of local Turri Bazar, 37-year-old Pankaj Gakhar was upset over some family dispute, reportedly over ancestral property, with his wife Isha for the past many days.
On Monday late night, Pankaj, reportedly drunk, indulged in heated arguments with his wife and took out his.12 bore gun.
In the meantime Janak Rani, Pankaj's mother, tried to intervene but Pankaj hit her with the 'wooden part of gun' (butt) following which she fell down on floor, said reports.
Pankaj initially made two gunshots at his wife, who died on the spot, and then re-loaded his gun and shot at his ten-year-old son Atul and daughter Suhana (9) and one and half month old son Tanav with seven rounds of bullets.
The sound of gun shots spread panic in the vicinity. Later, neighbours and police managed to enter the house from the roof.
The tragic news spread a wave of gloom in the entire town and all expressed shock over the incident.
After postmortem, all the five deceased were cremated at the local cremation ground.
In the meantime, Janak Rani complained of ill health and was admitted in the local hospital.
The deceased is survived by an elder brother Manoj Gakhar and mother.
Ferozepur SP(H) Lakhbir Singh and DSP(city) Vibhore Sharma visited the spot.
So far, no cause, which led to such a brutality, is known. However, a case against Pankaj has been registered, said Manminder Singh, SSP Ferozepur.