In a heartbreaking incident, a woman in Sheikhupura, Pakistan, took her own life after throwing her two young children into the Bhakki Canal. The tragic event unfolded due to the woman’s apparent despair over domestic issues.
The woman, overwhelmed by personal problems, made the devastating decision to throw her two minor children into the Bhakki Canal in Sheikhupura. Subsequently, she herself jumped into the canal.
Rescue officials swiftly responded to the scene, launching a diver team to search for the victims. They successfully recovered the body of one of the minor boys but continued their efforts to locate the bodies of the woman and the other child.
Eyewitnesses at the scene reported that the children were aged between three to five years old. They recounted the tragic sequence of events, stating that the distressed mother first threw her children into the canal before following them herself.
Similar Tragedy in 2021
This unfortunate incident brings to mind a similarly distressing event that occurred in Karachi in 2021. A woman, facing the challenges of drug addiction, leaped from a six-story building along with a two-year-old girl. The family had allegedly confined her to a room in an attempt to help her overcome her addiction.
According to the police, this incident took place in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi. The woman, in her early 30s, took the drastic step from the sixth floor of the building, resulting in severe fractures for both herself and the child.
Investigations revealed that the woman had battled drug addiction, and she had recently entered into a second marriage. Her family, in a desperate bid to aid her recovery, had locked her in a room.
Witnesses recounted the horrifying moments leading up to the incident. The woman began by tossing her mobile phone from the sixth floor, attracting the attention of passersby. Subsequently, she threw the minor girl from the building, but quick-thinking bystanders managed to catch the child. In an attempt to descend from the balcony, the woman tragically slipped and fell from the building.
These heart-wrenching incidents serve as a stark reminder of the importance of addressing mental health issues and providing support to individuals facing crises. Communities must work together to raise awareness and offer assistance to those in need.
The authorities are continuing their search for the missing victims in the recent canal tragedy, and investigations are ongoing to understand the circumstances that led to this devastating event.