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Pakistani man kills kin with inspiration from Hollywood film

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A Pakistani man who took his life after allegedly killing seven members of his family said in his suicide note that he had taken a cue from a Hollywood movie

murder-scene Lahore: A Pakistani man who took his life after allegedly killing seven members of his family said in his suicide note that he had taken a cue from a Hollywood movie.

“I watched a Hollywood movie in which a distressed man commits suicide after killing all his family members,” Nazir Ahmed, a resident of Lahore, said in the note.

“As I wanted to punish my family members for showing no respect to me, the movie gave me an idea how to execute my plan,” said the note, which police have sent for forensic analysis.

Eight members of the family – including Ahmed, his two brothers and their wives, and three children – were found dead in a house in Jauhar Town last week.

Police found the suicide note of Ahmed, whose body had no marks of injuries.

“Forensic experts have confirmed that Ahmed’s fingerprints were on the suicide note and a diary from which a page was removed to write the note,” Crime Investigation Agency head Umer Virk said.

“The same fingerprints were found on strips of tablets that were used to put the members of the family to sleep,” he said.

The evidence indicated Ahmed allegedly killed his kin before he committed suicide, Virk said. After putting them to sleep, Ahmed allegedly smashed their heads with a hammer.

Ahmed, a chemical engineer by profession, was suffering from cancer. He was unmarried.

“I am going to die as the cancer is at the last stage. My brothers and their wives do not treat me well. Their children also show no respect to me,” the suicide note said.

“I request police not to harass anyone else as I am killing them,” the note added.

PTI

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