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Stepmother of suicide victim arrested

BOONI: Police have arrested the stepmother of a teenage boy who committed suicide by jumping into the river in Sonoghur on June 9 after being mistreated by the woman.  

Before jumping into the river from a bridge, the 17-year-old had called a friend and told him about his extreme step due to bad treatment at the hands of his stepmother. 

On June 12, the elder brother of the deceased filed an application in the Booni police station for registering a case against his stepmother. However, the police did not register the case by making excuses.

Tehreek Tahafuz-e-Chitral legal adviser Saifullah Mangol filed an application with the sessions judge of Upper Chitral seeking direction to the police to register the case.

On the direction of the court, the police registered the FIR against the suspect on June 16 and arrested the woman.–Amir Nayab


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