A father, angry that his eldest daughter had married for love, slit her throat as she slept before killing three other daughters in a remote village in eastern Pakistan, police said Saturday.
Nazir Ahmad, a laborer in his 40s, feared the younger girls, aged 4 to 12, would follow in their sister's footsteps, police officer Shahzad Gul said.
Ahmad surrendered to police after the killings in Burewala, about 115 kilometers (70 miles) east of Multan, a main city in eastern Punjab province, Gul said.
"He (Ahmad) told us today that he has killed his daughters, and we arrested him," he said.
Gul said the man's eldest daughter, Muqadas Bibi, 25, had married the man of her choice against her father's wishes some weeks ago.