CHAKWAL: Two young men ended their lives in seperate suicide incidents in Chakwal on Thursday. Police said that they took these extreme steps over financial distress.
The first involved a 28-year-old young man named Khurram from Jabipur Town, originally from Sheikhupura. Police said that he hanged himself to death.
In the second inncident, Novel Masih, a resident of Pindi Road Christian Colony and an employee at local juice house, shot himself to death, said the police, adding that Novel was deeply distressed by the prevailing circumstances, leading to this unfortunate decision.
In another decision, a residential house situated in Gulistan Colony on Pindi Road was gutted in fire due to a short circuit. The blaze quickly spread, engulfing the stored goods within the premises. The fire ravaged the furniture, equipment and gas pipes reducing them to ashed. Upon receiving the distress call, the swift response of the Rescue 1122 firefighting teqam averted further damage. Their timely arrival at the scene enabled them to control the fire and prevent its escalation.