The unfortunate incident took place at a private school in Patel Para when a 16-year-old Noorul Hadi took out a pistol during assembly in the morning and shot his paramour Saba Bashir, before shooting himself on Tuesday morning (September 1). They both died on the spot.
The 16-year-old boy belonged to the Ismaili Community while the girl, 15, was from the Hazara community.
Police said another letter was found from the class wherein the boy had asked girl to bring pistol of his father.
They suspected that the couple was planning to commit suicide for some days and eventually they did it.
Police also summoned girl’s father for investigation to enquire whether his pistol was licensed.
However, handwriting of both the letters appears to be similar, indicating it was written by the same person.
It may be noted here that Facebook pages of the couple have been de-activated.
The couple also left a suicide note for their parents, which was found later.
Police said the couple had their names – Nauroz and Fatima – on the social media.
They didn’t explain where did the boy get a gun and managed to carry it in school. Hadi on Monday had written on his Facebook timeline that he would die a day after.
According to senior police officer Akhtar Farooq, the initial statement of their families show that the teenage classmates did not exhibit any unusual attitude. The girl’s family stated that on Tuesday night, Saba refused to eat dinner at home and insisted on having a burger.
Tragedy evokes strong reaction on social media
— Ovais Jafar (@ovaisjafar) September 1, 2015
@omar_quraishi its not love its sick obsession
— Huma Zaman (@humzee1) September 1, 2015
I feel sad for the teenagers suicide but cannot sympathize with them, not even if I want it. Sad state of mind! — Jibran T. Siddiqui (@jibransiddiqui) September 1, 2015
@omar_quraishi 4 both of parents Extending deepest sympathy For you in your loss. And hoping, too, That comfort and peace May come to you.
— Ayla Khan (@1stladyKhan) September 1, 2015