Rawalpindi - Police arrested a young girl and her suitor in connection with the murder of her parents, sister and a cousin on July 4, 2016 in Dhoke Paharian area, sources told The Nation yesterday.

The 16-year-old girl and 18-year-old Muhammad Imran have been arrested by a local police team during a raid in Chiniot, reliable sources disclosed to The Nation yesterday. Police traced their hideout through mobile data of Imran, sources said.

On July 4, a couple, their young daughter and niece were found murdered at their house located in Dhoke Paharian. The deceased had been identified as Sher Afzal (45), his wife Asia Bibi (35), daughter Shamsa Bibi (19) and Asia’s niece Ezza Noor (12).

Saddar Bairooni police had registered a murder case on the application of brother of Sher Afzal, who accused Muhammad Imran and his unknown accomplices of kidnapping a girl and killing the four people during firing.

Sources said that police had earlier also detained the father, mother and two uncles of Imran in connection with quadruple murder. Police brought the murder accused to Rawalpindi and locked them up.

Police may produce the accused before the area magistrate today (Wednesday) to obtain their physical remand for further investigation, sources said.

City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi and SHO police station Saddar Bairooni Malik Muhammad Yar did not respond to several phone calls made by this correspondent on their cell phones to know their version over arrest of alleged killers.

Meanwhile, a police team and officials of intelligence agencies conducted a search operation in areas of police station Saddar Bairooni. They arrested an illegal Afghan immigrant namely Khaista Rehman and recovered 28 bullets, dozens of mobile phone SIMs and fake documents from his possession.

The detainee was shifted to police station for further investigation.  Separately, a gang of unknown armed dacoits stormed into a post office in Gujar Khan and made off with cash, sources informed The Nation yesterday.

Police registered a case on application of the high-ups of post office located on Hayyat Sir Road, sources said.  According to sources, a gang of four dacoits entered the post office and made the entire staff and consumers who were present there to deposit utility bills hostage at gunpoint. Later, the dacoits collected Rs 132,900 cash and escaped.

Meanwhile, police booked post master of Westridge Post Office on charges of not making proper security arrangements to avoid any robbery. The case was registered against the post master under Punjab Security of Vulnerable Establishments Ordinance 2015.