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Woman drowns in failed attempt to save son

Updated September 13, 2017

THATTA: A young boy committed suicide by jumping into the KDA Canal while his mother drowned in an attempt to save his life here on Tuesday near Gharo town.

Identified as Azeema Khanyo, the woman jumped into the canal to save her son Eid Mohammad aka Eidu.

According to residents of Khanyo Mohalla in the town, the young boy took the extreme step after he had developed some differences with his family over a petty issue a couple of days ago.

On Tuesday at around 11am, he announced his decision and rushed towards the nearby canal. Sensing the gravity of the situation, the mother ran after him, but failed to catch him. When he jumped into the running water, she followed him trying to save him.

Local divers had taken out the body of the boy after hectic efforts, but his mother’s body could not be found till filing of this story.

Published in Dawn, September 13th, 2017