BOONI: A young man, in his early twenties, committed suicide by jumping into Chitral river from Booni bridge earlier today.
According to information received by the control room of Rescue 1122, he was identified as Syed Hussain Shah belonging to Mastuj, Upper Chitral.
Rescue 1122 teams have started searching for the dead body at different points but they have not found it yet.
Local people told ChitralToday that the deceased had married a girl at Parwak without the consent of his parents. But the father of the young man did not allow him to bring her wife home.
They said the young man, who worked with a paramilitary force, departed towards the house of his aunt in Charun. When he arrived near the Booni bridge, the aunt also refused to allow him to take come to her house with his wife. After this, the youth handed over his mobile phone to his wife and jumped into the river.
The dead body of the youth was later recovered from the river near Barenis by Rescue 1122.