SARGODHA-A man gunned down three members of a same family including a couple over a matrimonial issue here in the Bhera Police precincts late the other day.

According police sources that alleged accused identified as Khalid was desirous of marrying with a girl Marryum, daughter of Zahoor Elahi but the latter turned down his proposal. Angry at the refusal, Khalid allegedly gunned down Zahoor Elahi, his wife Manawar Bibi and his brother Noor Elahi.

Taking notice of the tripe murder, Sargodha DPO Sohail Ch ordered the police to bring the culprit to book forthwith. The police, however, nicked accused Khalid from Chakwal. According to the bereaved family, the quarrel between Khalid and Zahoor Elahi that led to the gruesome killings had occurred two days ago.

Meanwhile, the rope tied dead body of a missing youth identified as Sher Bhadar, resident of Factory Area, was recovered from Lower Jhelum Canal. Police have filed a case against unknown accused.