'Mentally challenged' man stones two sons to death; neighbours save the third.

SUKKUR -- A man, said to be mentally challenged and having a history of aggressive behaviour, was caught by his neighbours and handed over to the area police while he was about to kill his youngest son after stoning two elder ones to death in Dadpur Jagir village of Jacobabad district on Friday.

According to his neighbours, they rushed to the rescue of a small boy after hearing his screams coming from inside the house of Kesho Gulwani Jakhrani alias Dili Jan. They said they overpowered Dili Jan, who had gone berserk and was attacking his three children with stones, bricks and a knife, to save the small boy from being killed. They said Dili Jan's two elder sons, Khan Jan, 9, and Gul Jan, 7, were lying unmoved with bleeding multiple injuries caused by stoning.

The neighbours called out police from the Mauladad station and handed over Dili Jan to them.

All the three children were rushed to the Jacobabad Civil Hospital where doctors pronounced Khan Jan and Gul Jan dead on arrival and admitted the surviving one, whose name could not be ascertained immediately, for treatment.

Police, relatives claim suspect has a history of aggressive, violent behaviour

The two bodies were handed over to the children's mother and her parents after a post-mortem examination.

Dili Jan's wife and brother-in-law told local reporters that he was mentally challenged and had been under treatment at a Larkana hospital for long. The wife said she along with the children had left Dili Jan due to his aggressive and violent behaviour. She said she had been living with her parents but some time back, Dili Jan came to her parents' home and forcibly took away the three children.

Her brother pointed out that Dili Jan's sister had also left his home due to the same reason.

After Dili Jan's arrest, his in-laws and other relatives narrated the Friday ordeal to Jacobabad SSP Dr Sumair Noor Channa and the media. The SSP said the area police were investigating the entire episode. 'I have been informed that Dili Jan had been nominated in several cases of petty crimes and violent behaviour registered against him at different police stations of the district in the recent past.

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A youth was killed during a clash over a petty matter between two rival groups in Ghous Bakhsh Jatoi village within the jurisdiction of the Saddar police station of Jacobabad on Friday.

It was reported that the two sides first engaged in an altercation over a walking space across a plot and...

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