LAHORE - A 22-year-old youth stabbed to death three people of his in-laws including his spouse, mother-in-law and brother-in-law over family dispute in Nishtar Colony Area in the wee hours on Friday. Police investigator said the deceased later identified as Ghulam Fatima, 45, her daughter Malika Shahzadi, 25 and her brother Ijaz, 20, were the residents of a locality adjacent to Attari Darbar. Labourer Ahmad Waheed Butt had married Malika Shahzadi few years back and had one daughter. Reportedly the accused was a drug addict and his spouse Malika used to quarrel with him to left this habit but to no avail. On the other hand, a neighbour of the accused, who requested anonymity, told this scribe that Ahmad was annoyed with his spouse for allegedly having illicit relations with another man. On this Malika came back to her mothers house and started living along with her maternal family, which further infuriated her husband. Police investigators said the accused along with his three accomplices entered into the home of his in-laws at 2:00am previous night and started stabbing the people sleeping in one room in the house. However one Azam who was sleeping at the roof of the home escaped from the accused when they attacked him and on it they (accused) escaped from the scene. PS Nishtar Colony In-charge Investigation Safdar Ali said, Police have arrested a friend of the accused namely Naeem for interrogations and soon the main accused would be held along with his accomplices, he added. Police after being informed reached the spot and shifted the bodies to the dead house of Jinnah Hospital for autopsy. Injured Azam was later shifted to General Hospital where his condition was told to be critical till filing of this report. Further investigations were underway. It is worth mentioning here that it is the second untoward incident of the same nature in seven days as earlier a man had gunned down his mother-in-law, Kalsoom Bibi, 48 and her husband Imtiaz, 42 here on May 2 over family dispute in Shahdara Town Area near Jameel Park. When contacted Maulana Raghib Naeemi, son of a renowned martyred religious scholar Maulana Sarfraz Naeemi, for seeking religious point of view regarding the recent incidents, said the youth should be provided proper education before giving them such a huge responsibility of marriage. He said the youth was confronting numerous problems including unemployment, lack of education and other fundamental rights, which urge them to commit such heinous crime acts. We have to improve our social set up in which a bride could be easily adjusted. Islam does not permit such acts. A man can divorce his spouse but cannot violate the religious boundaries he added.