TOBA TEK SINGH: A man killed his two daughters and later ended his own life on Wednesday in Mahmoodabad, Faisalabad.

Rescue 1122 reported that a suicide note was found near the bodies in which deceased Atiqueur Rahman, 50, wrote that after the death of his wife, he was jobless and was residing with his daughters Alishba, 17, and Zainab, 11, in a rented house.

The house owner was demanding Rs146,000 outstanding rent so he had no other option except to slaughter his both daughters and kill himself by hanging with a ceiling fan. He said the three bodies and his house belongings should be handed over to the Edhi Welfare Organisation with a request to bury the three people in a single grave without an autopsy.

DEATH TOLL: Three days after the rickshaw accident, the death toll on Wednesday reached three after the death of another child. The motorcycle-rickshaw fell into a roadside water pond on Monday night at Faisalabad on Painsara-Dijkot Road. Two brothers of Samundri – Pervez and Shahid – were passengers along with children when near Chak 79-JB, the rickshaw plunged into the pond.

Six-year-old Hifza Shahid and seven-year-old Abdul Rehman drowned while another child Hammad Shoukat, 11, was very seriously wounded. He was rushed to the Dijkot rural health centre where doctors referred him to Faisalabad’s Allied hospital. He also expired there on Wednesday.

BODY: The body of a woman who jumped into the Trimmu-Haveli Link Canal was fished out by Rescue 1122 divers on Wednesday at Shorkot. The mother of four children allegedly quarrelled with her in-laws over domestic issues and died by suicide on Tuesday. She was identified as Rizwana Bibi, 35, of Chak 498 JB.

Published in Dawn, August 11th, 2022

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