Minor girl dies after mother attempts suicide over husband's 'second marriage'

Mother, daughter consume poisonous pills; woman critical at Rawalpindi hospital

Imran Asghar February 02, 2019
Mother also consumes poison, is in a critical condition at Rawalpindi hospital.PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

RAWALPINDI: Upset by husband’s second marriage plans, a woman attempted suicide along with her minor daughter in a Rawalpindi neighbourhood on Saturday.

The woman, identified as Eid-un-Nisa, consumed poisonous pills and made her daughter, Emaan, to have them too. The two were rushed to hospital but Imaan died en route, while Nisa was admitted in a critical condition.

Preliminary police investigation suggests that Muhammad Asghar had decided to secretly contract a second marriage. He had even rented a separate house for his would-be second wife.

Woman commits suicide after being tormented by in-laws for not having children

On Saturday, Nisa came to know about Asghar’s secret plan and decided in frustration to commit suicide along with her daughter.

Police have taken Asghar into custody and started investigations.

Earlier on January 6, a 25-year old married woman reportedly committed suicide over in-laws behaviour in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan district.

According to police, the young lady, who lived in the jurisdiction of Paharpur Police Station, frustrated over frequent rebukes by her in-laws over her failure to give birth to a child despite four years of marriage.


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