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Shock, grief as 20-year-old girl commits suicide in Chitral

CHITRAL: A 20-year-old girl’s suicide in Barir town of Kailash valley in Chitral district has shocked the entire region known for its beauty across the world, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

According to police, Sadia, daughter of Bahadur Khan, committed suicide by taking poisonous pills in 22nd such case in the region within six months.

Sadia was taken to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital where she was declared dead by doctors.

Parents say girl was heartbroken after a broken engagement and it may have prompted her to end her life.

Police has started an investigation into her death.

Social and political circles of Chitral have expressed concerned over the alarming ratio of suicides in Chitral especially among the womenfolk in one of the most peaceful districts of KP.

Suicide incidents have prompted District Police Officer (DPO) Chitral Mansoor Aman to establish a women’s desk in police station so women can easily lodge complaints.

“The purpose of establishing this desk is to encourage women to come and speak up about issues they are facing,” Aman said.

He expressed hope that establishment of women’s desk can help prevent such suicides in the region.

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