CHITRAL: A 17-year old youth committed suicide on Monday in Ayun area of Chitral district in jurisdiction of Ayub Police Station taking number of such incidents to 19 in last six months, the police said.

Station House Officer Amanullah said that 17-year old Muhammad Saqib consumed some poisonous chemicals after which he was rushed to a hospital where he died.

Citing some domestic dispute, the SHO said that body of the deceased was given to their relatives and registered a case.

Chitral, which is considered the most peaceful district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, is coping with growing incidents of suicide.

Cases of suicide involving youth and mostly women are being frequently reported from the district in national and local media. Around 19 persons including 16 women have committed suicide in last six months with 150 such incidents took place since last six years, as per human rights organisations’ reports.

Courtesy: TNN

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