All of the girls were aged between two to 12 years and were wearing school uniforms. They were identified as Zakia, Farzana, Parwana and Yasmeen.
The incident took place in Quetta’s Samungli Road area under the jurisdiction of Airport police station. The dead bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital where the family members sobbed uncontrollably over their deaths.
Muhammad Khan, father of the ill-fated girls, said that his wife was mentally unstable for past five months. He said the men of the family were out when the incident took place.
They rushed to home as soon as heard of tragic event, but all of the girls had died before their arrival.
Police said the mother threw her daughters in the tank and also attempted suicide by jumping herself. She was however rescued in critical condition.