Man kills 7 over marriage row

Agence France Presse

Quetta, May 15:

A man killed his mother, wife, son, brother and three other close relatives in a fit of rage over the wedding of his brother with a girl from outside the family in southwest Pakistan today, officials said. The man, Lal Baksh, and three of his accomplices attacked his family house in village Tambu some 304 km south of Quetta, the capital of poverty-ridden Baluchistan province, they said. "Baksh was angry that his mother and other family members agreed to marry one of his brothers Haji Baksh with a girl outside the family," local administration official, Khalid Hanif, said. Hanif said police had arrested two of the attackers and were searching for the main suspect.