CHITRAL: A 20-year-old girl’s suicide in Barir town of Kailash valley in Chitral district has shocked the entire region known for its beauty, ARY News reported on Wednesday.
According to police, Sadia, daughter of Bahadur Khan, committed suicide by taking poisonous pills in 22nd such case in the region within six months.
Parents say the girl was heartbroken after her broken engagement and took poisonous pills to end her life.
Sadia was taken to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital where she was declared dead by doctors.
Police has started an investigation into her death.
Social and political circles of Chitral have expressed concerned over the alarming ratio of suicides in Chitral especially among the womenfolk in one of the most peaceful districts of KP.
According to an estimate, this is the 22nd such case in past six months where a woman has committed suicide.
Suicide incidents have prompted District Police Officer (DPO) Chitral Mansoor Aman to establish a women’s desk in police station so women can easily lodge complaints.
“The purpose of establishing this desk is to encourage women to come and speak up about issues they are facing,” Aman said.
He expressed hope that establishment of women’s desk can help prevent such suicides in the region.
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