The arrested suspects were moved to unknown location, the SSP added.
Earlier, a first information report was registered over the murder of the woman and the four kids, who were found dead a day prior in a house in Jhimpir. Three suspects — including a woman — had been identified and nominated in the FIR filed on behalf of the deceased woman’s mother. Police had said she had belonged to the Kolhi clan of Sindh and that the woman’s husband had died earlier. The children were aged three, six, seven, and 10, police added.
According to the medical superintendent at the Civil Hospital Thatta in Makli, the post-mortem was completed and the report indicated that all five were strangulated by tying ropes around their necks. The medic said there were marks on their necks and all five were hung by nooses around their necks. There was a poisonous odour in their mouths as well, the MS added.
Earlier, when police had recovered the bodies, they had also found a bottle of poison nearby.