QUETTA (Staff report) – A mother allegedly killed her four daughters after throwing them in a water tank in the Faizabad area adjacent to Quetta’s airport road.

According to police officials, bodies of the girls, aged between two and 10, were recovered on Thursday from a water tank.

The girls’ father, Mehmood Khan, alleged that his wife was mentally ill, adding that she poisoned the children and then threw them into a water tank.

Officials claim the mother also attempted suicide by trying to jump in the water tank.

The dead bodies of the girls were shifted to Quetta Civil Hospital for autopsy, where the mother was also admitted in an unconscious state.

Police have registered a case and started investigation.