14-year-old schoolboy commits suicide in Peshawar over marriage refusal

Published: February 27, 2016
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PESHAWAR: A schoolboy committed suicide in Peshawar’s Gulbela Village on Saturday after his love interest stopped talking to him.

According to reports, Suleman, 14, of Sarhad Grammar School shot himself after the parents of the girl he loved, declined his marriage proposal. The girl’s parents maintained that she was too young to get married.

“Suleman took the school guard’s gun and shot himself,” DSP Daudzai Sahibzada Sajjad told The Express Tribune. The teenager was immediately taken to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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Another official of Daduzai police station said, “The seventh grader’s classmate, who he loved, stopped talking to him after her parents refused to give her hand in marriage to Suleman, which left him upset and with no other choice but to end his life.”

Reader Comments (9)

  • Chetan
    Feb 27, 2016 - 5:32PM

    14 years kid and marriage proposal to 7th grade school, Is it legal in pakistan to marry at such a young age ?
    May be it happens only in pakistanRecommend

  • Brainy Bhaijan
    Feb 27, 2016 - 6:13PM

    Raging hormones… Recommend

  • SAK
    Feb 27, 2016 - 6:49PM

    Kudos to the media…My sympathies to his parents who have to go through pain for the rest of their lives.Recommend

  • OSD
    Feb 27, 2016 - 9:34PM

    This is an effect of the media. Condolences to the parents.Recommend

  • Woz ahmed
    Feb 27, 2016 - 10:14PM

    I hope the girls family are safe and there is no ‘retribution” !Recommend

  • AS
    Feb 28, 2016 - 4:37AM

    Young love is really taking Pakistan by storm it seems. Hope girls realize the consequence of breaking hearts after this.Recommend

  • Xyz
    Feb 28, 2016 - 8:19PM

    @AS:
    Seriously… That’s your mature comment? You are blaming a 7th grade little girl for this? She is a child and just because a man proposes, that makes it the girl’s duty to indulge his fantasies?!!!Recommend

  • bharat
    Feb 29, 2016 - 1:30AM

    Sad news.Love comes many times in lifeRecommend

  • arsalan
    Apr 21, 2016 - 6:33PM

    i was 25 when first betrayed in love … smoked 2 gold leaf and married the girl of my mother’s choice … living happily since then :)Recommend

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