CHITRAL: A 22-year-old woman ended her life by hanging at her parents’ house in Mori upper village in the jurisdiction of the Koghuzi police on Sunday.
The police said the husband of the woman had died of heart attack in a hotel in Bumburate valley a few days ago after which the woman was in distress. The woman’s husband belonged to Bimburate and worked in the hotel as a manager.
Noorul Islam, the father of the woman, told ChitralToday that the police took the body to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Chitral but there was no doctor available and the relatives were kept waiting for the process to be done when this report was filed at about 2:30pm.
This is the 25th case of suicide in Chitral within the last just seven months. Most of the suicide victims were young women. Despite repeated demands and concerns expressed by the public, the government and civil society have done nothing to check these rising suicide cases. –GH Farooqui