Poverty drives man to murder, suicide

Muhammar Asif hung himself after stangling his wife and three sons.

Express September 17, 2010

KARACHI: A man committed suicide after killing his wife and three children in Landhi, Karachi on Friday.

Muhammad Asif, a resident of Majeed colony, strangled his wife Taaj Bibi and sons Waqas, Mohsin and Yasir.

The children were only seven, three and one and a half years old. Asif then hanged himself to death after committing the gruesome murders.

SP Landhi Nasir Aftab told the media that Asif also wrote a note before committing suicide.

The note said that he had murdered his family because of poverty and held himself responsible for the death of his wife and children.

At least 225 people including 73 women committed suicide during the last one month, according to report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP).

According to the report, most of these people ended their lives due to poverty and hostile circumstances.


mehdishahi | 11 years ago | Reply we were the student then we red ''PAKISTAN IS A POOR COUNTRY WHOSE PEOPLE ARE VERY RICH" but now these sort of news make us believe that still" Pakistan is a poor country whose people have become very poor" except few, we have two big tycoon in Pakistan one has 1.5 billions of $ and the other has 1.4 billions in $ in foreign banks.Is there any one on this holy land can answer why people are ending their lives ?. answer is accumulation of pakistan wealth in few hands,deep routed and organized corruption,nepotism,unhealthy competition.85% people of this country living in villages who depend on WADERA and have no land of their own. if we want to curb poverty then we have to distribute WADERA'S land to these land less people to alleviate 62% poverty ridden people.we need to relook when we cast our votes in next coming elections.
Aamir | 11 years ago | Reply Where are our so called political leaders, I hope they are reading these news and will ponder as who is responsible for this suicidal spree in the country. Alas, we select our leaders who then make us live a miserable life.
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