MIRPURKHAS - A priest of Kali Mata temple slaughtered his three daughters before killing himself as a sacrifice to appease the goddess inside the temple at Mirwah Gorchani area, District Mirpurkhas, on Tuesday.
The temple where this gruesome incident took place is located on the first floor of Tekamdas Meghwar’s house in Bhemomal Colony at Mirwah Gorchani Town.
Tekamdas Meghwar first slaughtered his three daughters Parwati, 6, Rena, 4 and one-year-old Aarti with a sharp-edged weapon, and then killed himself to give sacrifices to please the Kali Mata goddess.
Moulchand, brother of Tekamdas Meghwar, told the newsmen that his brother was a Hindu priest and he was worshipping whole nights to please the goddess.
He said that the deceased brought different things such as flowers, oil, etc., for worship. He further said that Monday night was the Navaratri night for worship and Tekamdas worshipped throughout the night and early morning. He slaughtered his three daughters and raised slogan Jeay Kali Mata before committing suicide by a sharp-edged weapon.
Panic gripped Mirwah Gorchani Town, when the news spread. Hundreds of residents gathered at the spot.
Heavy contingent of police headed by Rasool Bux Thaheem, SHO taluka police, rushed to the spot and shifted the bodies of the slain girls and their father to Rural Health Centre Mirwah Gorchani for autopsy.
Rasool Bux Thaheem said that after postmortem of the three children and their father, the bodies had been handed over to their heirs while clothes of the deceased and fingerprints were also taken for investigation.
A Hindu Bhagat Ashok told newsmen that act of Tekamdas was foolish and giving sacrifice of even animal in Hindu religion was illegal.
However, no report of this incident was lodged till filing of this report.