Alleged harassment: Teenage girl commits suicide during exam

Published: April 11, 2013
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A message was inscribed on the girl's  arm asking her mother to forgive her and claiming a man named Asad had made her life miserable. PHOTO: FILE

A message was inscribed on the girl's arm asking her mother to forgive her and claiming a man named Asad had made her life miserable. PHOTO: FILE

HARIPUR: A schoolgirl committed suicide during an exam on Wednesday in Haripur, Hazara Division.

Hospital administration said Natasha Habib’s body had bruises. A message was inscribed on her right arm asking her mother to forgive her and claiming a man named Asad had made her life miserable. A mobile phone number was written on her left arm. When police tried to contact the number, it was switched off.

Farzana Manzoor, a teacher at the Government Girls Centennial Model High School, told police she was informed that a student of grade 10 had gotten hold of a bottle of acid and was threatening to consume it. The girl’s classmates had already snatched the bottle from her when the teacher reached the room; however, the student took out a pistol from her bag and shot herself. Natasha had come to school that day to appear for her practical exam for Biology.

The complainant, Manzoor, failed to explain how the student managed to take a pistol with her to class.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 11th, 2013.

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  • Ayesha
    Apr 11, 2013 - 11:57AM

    everyone is exhausted , khuda khair kre !

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  • Apr 11, 2013 - 12:30PM

    Painful, very painful. Salams

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  • Stranger
    Apr 11, 2013 - 12:52PM

    There seems to be more to it than that meets the eye. How did she get acid. why did she threaten and not drink it if she was so depressed. Why did she want to tell people that she will drink it ? How did she get the gun.

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  • DevilHunterX
    Apr 11, 2013 - 6:38PM

    If you play with fire, you will get burned. Leave the romance for adults.

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  • NICOPer
    Apr 12, 2013 - 6:19AM

    @DevilHunterX:

    The statistic is true, 49% of our population is illiterate. As illustrated by DevilHunterX’s comments, there is no emotional intelligence left in our society. This girl could have been a victim of harassment and bullying. Even worse, sexual abuse, which has a huge stigma attached to it for obvious reasons. Before making asinine comments, be a little sensitive and analytical.

    Thanks.

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