RAWALPINDI - Unknown assailants killed a three-member family at Changa Mera village of Gujar Khan yesterday, police said.

Each family member sustained multiple bullet injuries, police said. A murder case was registered against the unknown murderers.

The deceased were identified as Altaf Hussain, Sidiqa Begum and Sabiha Khanum. Locals informed that Nikkah ceremony of Sabiha Khanum was scheduled for Monday and preparations have also been finalised for that.

According to police, the three family members were sleeping at their home located at Changa Mera when some unknown killers stormed into the house and opened indiscriminate firing at them. As a result, all the three family members died on the spot. “The incident took place at 3:00am,” he said.

The dead bodies were moved to THQ Gujar Khan where doctors conducted the post mortem and handed over the dead bodies to heirs for burial.

On a query, he said that the motive behind murder was yet not clear while police had started investigation after lodging a murder case on complaint of brother-in-law of Altaf against unknown killers.