A woman committed suicide by jumping off the fourth storey of a building in Bihar Colony on Sunday.
According to police, 26-year-old Sana, wife of Hussain, jumped off the said building after a family dispute. Sana was rushed to the Civil Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by a medico-legal officer (MLO). The MLO said the cause of Sana’s death was a cracked skull.
Sana had gone missing on Sunday afternoon. As her family was searching for her, a neighbour informed them that Sana had committed suicide by jumping off a building.
Sana’s parents said she was suffering from a mental disorder, and had been undergoing treatment for the past three years.
Requesting anonymity, her mother said Sana was not happy about the medical treatment, and frequently complained about the medicines she had to take.
“She used to cry whenever the doctor gave her medicines and often used to throw them away,” she added.
However, she did not give any details about her daughter’s mental illness.
Sana’s family has refused to conduct a full-fledged postmortem on the body.
When asked why, her mother said there was no use getting into the “nitty-gritty”, as her daughter was already dead.
Police tried to record a statement from Sana’s husband, but the family refused permission and took the body for burial after completing legal procedures.
Hit-and-run in Defence
In another hit-and-run case, thirty-five-year-old Sabir was knocked dead by a car at the intersection of Saba Avenue and Kh-e-Ittehad in DHA at midnight on Sunday.
Sabir, who was riding a motorcycle when the accident occurred, was rushed to Ziauddin Hospital, where he later expired while under treatment.
“He [Sabir] was not wearing a helmet, because of which he suffered severe injuries to his head, arms and legs,” Station House Officer Mohammad Mobin told The News.
His body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre’s (JPMC) mortuary according to Edhi officials.
Though police have filed a case, Sabir’s family has refrained from filing an FIR, and took the body for burial after providing basic information at the JPMC.
SHO Mobin refrained from giving the number of people killed by hit and run cases, saying that such accidents do not occur on a regular basis.