ISLAMABAD: In the fourth such incident in four days, a teenager in Islamabad committed suicide after being scolded by his father, Express News reported on Wednesday.
Eighteen-year-old Khursheed, a resident of the Sohan area, was a student at the Islamabad Model College for Boys, the police said. Khursheed had apparently refused to take some entry tests, on which his father had scolded him.
Feeling dejected, the teenager locked himself up in a room and shot himself in the head with his father’s pistol.
Khursheed’s body has been shifted to a hospital, but his family have refused to have a postmortem done.
In a similar incident on Sunday, 17-year-old Shan from Gharibabad swallowed poison after his parents stopped him from spending time with his friends, while a seventh grader in Abbottabad also ended his life on being forced to return to his hostel, where he was allegedly tortured by the staff.
Another 13-year-old Karachi student committed suicide out of fear of his parents as he perhaps failed at school.