SIALKOT: A man allegedly committed suicide on Thursday by drowning himself in the Bambaanwala-Ravi-Baidian (BRB) Canal near Daska, accusing his estranged wife of pushing him to the verge in a “suicide note” reportedly found in his belongings.

According to local police, wife of Muhammad Shahbaz, a resident of Gulshan Colony, Daska, had left him after developing differences with him. He tried to reconcile with his wife but failed.

The police said, a month ago his wife contracted second marriage without getting divorce from him.

They said that in a fit of dejection, Shahbaz went to the BRB Canal, parked his motorcycle on the canal bank and jumped into water.

They said Rs30,000 cash, his driving licence, CNIC and a “suicide note” was found with the parked bike.

The police said in the note, apparently written by the deceased, he blamed his wife for pushing him to the extreme step.

They said the couple married two years ago and was without an issue. The deceased ran a mechanical workshop near Daska. Rescue 1122 divers called to the spot were searching for the body in the canal till the filing of the report.

Published in Dawn, June 14th, 2019

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