Family suicide tragedy claims one more

Another member of the poverty stricken family from Lahore that had attempted collective suicide has died in Jinnah hospital.


June 17, 2010

LAHORE: Another member of the poverty stricken family from Lahore that had attempted collective suicide has died in Jinnah hospital lahore on Thursday.

Fourteen-year-old Beenish and her mother were the only survivors when the whole family attempted collective suicide. Doctors report that the mother is still in a critical state.

CM punjab had also visited the mother and daughter in hospital yesterday. He announced one million rupees fund for the family and said the cause of the tragedy was not poverty but a family dispute.

The family of six had consumed poisonous pills in a suicide attempt in Shahpur Kanjra on Wednesday, in order to escape poverty.

COMMENTS (1)

G.K. Shahani | 11 years ago | Reply Collective family suicide tragedy happened in Lahore is an eye-opener for our rulers to pond-over the issue without any further delay. The country is in extreme grip of poverty and illiteracy and most of the people have no other way but to live in a below poverty line in our country. The Chief Minister Punjab has announced Rupees one million for the bereaved family after four of its family members have lost their lives due to poverty as your paper quoted online. If the same action was taken in time this tragic incident may not took place. In fact, the disputes in our country are usually generated by poverty & illiteracy.
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