Mother kills minor daughters, self with acid after husband disallows her from fasting

Published: June 9, 2016
According to reports, Tayyaba drank acid after her husband allegedly prohibited her from fasting.  PHOTO: REUTERS

According to reports, Tayyaba drank acid after her husband allegedly prohibited her from fasting. PHOTO: REUTERS

MULTAN: A mother of two passed away on Thursday after committing suicide over her husband’s refusal to allow her from fasting.

Tayyaba, 35, resident of Garaywala in Multan, made her daughters Manahil, 2, and eight-month-old Hijab drink acid on Wednesday, as a result of which both died on the spot. Tayyaba later drank acid too and was shifted to Nishtar Hospital in critical condition. She passed away on Thursday.

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Speaking to The Express Tribune, residents of the area said Tayyaba and her husband Mazhar had differences about her fasting in Ramazan as she wanted to fast, which would result in her not being able to feed her eight-month-old child.

Mazhar, a security guard at Nishtar hospital said he could not afford instant milk for the child, which is why he had asked his wife to skip the fast and feed Hijab instead. However, she refused and due to their ongoing fights over not having enough money for basic needs, Tayyaba allegedly committed suicide.

The woman bought acid from a nearby store after her husband left for work.

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“I forbade her from fasting not because I am against Ramazan, but because I could not provide money for instant milk, Mazhar told The Express Tribune.

Soon after Rescue 1122 officials were informed about Tayyaba’s condition on Wednesday, Saddar Police also arrived at the scene and took the shopkeeper who sold Tayyaba the acid, into custody.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • AF
    Jun 9, 2016 - 6:10PM

    The man was right. It was the misunderstanding of the the deceased woman about Islam. She must have obeyed her husband.Recommend

  • Azi
    Jun 9, 2016 - 7:53PM

    Strange civilaztion really. She could have bought something to eat instead of acid. But when you have one whose heart is set on committing suicide and taking poor children with her, no religion, husband, intellect can stop her.Recommend

  • brar
    Jun 10, 2016 - 5:20AM

    Now she must be in Zannat illiterate women what the Mullas are doing are they their to tell only how to beat wives they must enlighten that mothers with little children should not fast, or the Govt provide milk or milk powder to such mothers.Recommend

  • Mueed Mirza
    Jun 10, 2016 - 9:08PM

    Did anyone notice a point? It was never because of fasting. It was because of poverty. The lady was always in trouble for “not having enough money for basic needs”. It is twisted way of media to report the news that highlighted the fasting part. Clearly it is poverty that pushed the poor soul to take this extreme steps. Please keep looking around for those in needs so that no other Tayyaba loses her life to poverty. May Allah help us all. Recommend

  • Kh
    Jun 12, 2016 - 4:15PM

    @Mueed Mirza:
    No i believe that she had some complex over fasting. This is nothing near the real poverty in pakistan where no one has hardly ever anything to eat. Mothers sacrifice days without food to feed children and fasting should be the last thing on her mind if she had such problems. ShameRecommend

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