Two friends committed suicide together by consuming poison over unknown reasons in Chak Jhumra.
According to the police, 24-year-old Junaid Sarwar and his friend 23-year-old Allah Ditta, residents of Dhai Marla Scheme Ghulam Muhammadabad, had bought pesticide from a pharmacy at Madina Chowk on Saturday.
The deceased consumed the poison together over unknown reasons and went to the fields. When their condition deteriorated they were taken to the Allied Hospital where Sarwar died in the night.
A team of doctors struggled for five hours to save Allah Ditta but he also died on Sunday morning.
He told the police during his treatment that he had bought the pesticide near Madina Chowk on Saturday afternoon and brought it to his home in a shopping bag. The two youths consumed the pesticide together and went to nearby fields, where they lay down under a tree.
Nishatabad police handed over the bodies to the heirs after completing legal formalities.
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According to the police, both of the deceased were not employed their families bore their expenses. Police are investigating the matter as to why the two friends ended their lives by consuming poisonous pills.
A large number of people from the area gathered in the homes of the deceased when the bodies were brought to the area.
According to Nishatabad DSP Fayyaz Ehsan, the cause of death had not been ascertained and both families had declared that they did not want to take legal action regarding the incident.
Both the bodies were handed over to the heirs after the registration of a report of accidental death.
Earlier this year in April, two women allegedly committed suicide in the district while a youth was wounded as he shot himself in an attempt to take his own life.
According to the police, Nasra Bibi, wife of Khurshid Ahmed, a resident of Chak 419GB, consumed poisonous pills over a domestic dispute. She was rushed to Allied Hospital where she died.
Separately, 32-year-old Kausar Bibi, wife of Aamir Ali, a resident of Hayat Town, jumped into the Gogira Branch Canal at night.
According to police, Kausar Bibi's husband Amir Ali told them that he had an argument with his wife at night and he believed that his wife had jumped into the canal.
Meanwhile, a 25-year-old boy Naveed, a resident of Babar Colony, shot himself in the district.
Rescue 1122 personnel rushed him to Allied Hospital after initial medical treatment.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 21st, 2021.