A man allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday after a woman’s family rejected his marriage proposal, the police said.
Jawad Ali, 19, a student of Punjab College of Commerce (PCC) locked himself in his room at his house in Sector G-6/2 and shot himself with a 30-bore pistol, said Muhammad Fakhar, the investigation officer of the case.
Before killing himself, the deceased sent a text message to a friend, who was identified as Waqas Ahmed. The friend helped the police determine the cause of suicide. “Ali wanted to marry his cousin, who is living in Punjab, but the girl’s family rejected his proposal, after which he killed himself,” said the officer.
While sharing the last message which was sent to his friend Ahmed, the police said that the deceased had asked Ahmed to forgive him and to dispose of the pistol he used. Initially, the police thought the student killed himself because he wasn’t prepared for his upcoming exams. However, the text message helped the police to determine the motive behind the suicide.
The police said that after reading the message, Ahmed, who lives in Sector G-7/3 rushed to Ali’s house, but he was already dead. Later, his friend broke the door of his room where Ali was found dead. The deceased’s family was at home when the incident took place, however, they were unable to stop him because the room was locked.
Aabpara SHO Khalid Awan went to the deceased’s house after the incident came to his attention. The officer confirmed to The Express Tribune that the student killed himself over a rejected marriage proposal.
He said that a postmortem was not conducted on the family’s request and the body was handed over to them.
Multiple attempts were made to contact Ahmed, but he was not available for comment.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 21st, 2015.
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