16-year-old bride ‘commits suicide’ – 29 Jul 2022
Police say waiting for autopsy report to open investigation
Three months into her marriage, a 16-year-old was found dead hanging from the hook of a ceiling fan.
Her husband informed her relatives, Edhi service and the police. Edhi’s volunteers shifted the body of the young bride from her home in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Shafiq Mor, to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for post-mortem.
According to the police, the husband of the deceased told the police in his statement that he was not present at home at the time of the incident and upon his return, he immediately informed his in-laws who lived nearby after seeing his wife’s strangulated body.
The police say that in the initial investigation, the incident appears to be suicide, but the cause of death could not be immediately ascertained. The real facts of the case will come to light in the post-mortem report. However, police were further investigating the incident.
Meanwhile, another strangulated dead body of a man was found inside a house in Sector 8A area of Orangi Town. The victim was identified as Murtaza Ali, 55. The Orangi Town Police say that in the initial investigation, the family is calling the incident a suicide.