CHINIOT: In a ruthless crime, a father choked five of his children to death, police said on Tuesday.

According to police, five boys and a girl were murdered by their father.  The age of the children was between 1-8 years old. Police added that one month ago the mother had left the family.

After committing the murders, the man identified as Muhamamd Hussian committed suicide.

Police have shifted the bodies to Tehsil Headquarters hospital.