LAHORE: The body of a young girl was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her rented house in the Nawab Town area under mysterious circumstances on Thursday.

The 25-year-old girl, a resident of Multan district, had come to Lahore to prepare for the CSS exam and was living alone.

The preliminary police inquiries declared it a suicide incident.

Lahore Operations DIG Sajid Kiani told Dawn a suicide note written by the girl was found in the room where her body was found hanging from a fan.

In her suicide note, the girl wrote that she was ending her life for failure in the CSS exams in two attempts, fearing that she would fail in her third attempt too.

It seemed the girl was depressed because of her failure to pass the exams as well as the financial problems her parents were facing, the DIG said and added that the deceased had mentioned that her poor parents were struggling to manage expenses for her education and she was unable to fulfill their dreams.

A day before the incident, Mr Kiani said, the girl had not attended calls of her parents, prompting them to reach Lahore to visit her.

When they reached her rented house, they found the house locked from inside and contacted the owner. They broke open the windowpanes, found her body hanging from a ceiling fan and alerted police.

The Rescue 1122, the police and the forensic experts inspected the suicide scene and found a suicide note, the DIG said.

The police handed over the body of the girl to the family after legal formalities.

In another incident, the police found a young girl unconscious on Davies Road.

When she regained senses, the girl narrated a story to the police saying she was a resident of Karachi and didn’t know how she reached Lahore.

Police obtained from her cell phone the number of her family and contacted it.

The parents of the girl said they were residents of Lahore and that she had left home without informing them.

A police official said the police would hand over the girl to her parents once they reached the police station.

Published in Dawn, July 16th, 2021

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