Poverty drives men to take their own lives

Published: April 2, 2011
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Separate incidents in Rohri and Salehpat resulted in an injury and loss of three lives. DESIGN: SAMAD SIDDQUI

Separate incidents in Rohri and Salehpat resulted in an injury and loss of three lives. DESIGN: SAMAD SIDDQUI

SUKKUR: 

Separate incidents in Rohri and Salehpat resulted in an injury and loss of three lives on Friday.

The first incident occurred in village Kotri Patan, Rohri district, where Allah Yar Shaikh committed suicide by consuming pesticide.

People claimed that he ended his life due to extreme poverty and unemployment. In another incident, Nehar Solangi, a resident of Dargah Street, was spraying pesticides on his vegetable crop when he fainted and was rushed to hospital. However, doctors were unable to revive him.

There were conflicting accounts of the incident; his father, Shahmir Solangi, claimed it was an accident while neighbours said it was suicide.

Shafi Mohammad Pisyo and Shahid Pisyo were driving to their land near Salehpat when their tractor fell into a ditch. Shafi died immediately while Shahid was injured. They were taken to the taluka hospital.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 2nd,  2011.

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