QUETTA - A mother allegedly killed her four daughters after throwing them in a water tank in the Faizabad area adjacent to Quetta’s Airport Road. The woman also attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the water tank .

According to police officials, bodies of the girls, aged between two and 10, were recovered on Thursday from the water tank .

The girls’ father, Mehmood Khan, alleged that his wife was mentally ill, adding that she poisoned the children and then threw them into the water tank . Police officials said they were investigating the matter. “Initially, their father Muhammad Khan said that his wife was mentally ill and had poisoned the minor girls,” a police official said.

“But doctors at the hospital where the bodies were taken said they have been killed by drowning,” he said.

The bodies of the girls - identified as Zakia, Farzana, Parwana, Yasmeen - were shifted to Quetta Civil Hospital for autopsy, where the mother was also admitted in an unconscious state.

MAN COMMITS SUICIDE IN MACHH

A man committed suicide in Kirta near Machh area of Bolan district. Levies sources said on Thursday that the Ahmad khan shot himself dead with a pistol at his house.

The body was handed over to the heirs after legal formalities. The reason of the suicide could not be ascertained so far. Police registered a case and started investigation.

Meanwhile, Law enforcement agency (LEA) personnel recovered a large number of smuggled watches at Liaqat Bazaar area of provincial capital on Thursday.

According to LEA spokesman, working on a tip-off, LEA personnel raided at the market and seized a large number of smuggled watches and calculators from a watch house. Further investigation was underway.