BOONI: A 17-year-old boy ended his life by jumping into the river in Sonoghur village on Wednesday evening, local people told ChitralToday.
They identified the victim as Amir Hussain, son of Afzal. They said the boy committed suicide after being scolded by his stepmother over a petty issue.
The boy’s own mother had also committed suicide due to her strained relations with her husband when Amir Hussain was just seven months old.
Sources said before jumping into the river from a bridge, the boy had called a friend and told him about his extreme step.
The body of the boy was recovered at Bumbagh today. Police have registered a case and are investigating the incident.