Mon. Nov 30th, 2020

17 year old girl “commits suicide” in Sherqilla,institutions asleep!

Our Correspondent

Gilgit, April 29: A seventeen year old girl has reportedly ended her life in Sherqilla village of Tehsil Punial, in the Ghizer district.

According to details the first-year (Grade 11) student allegedly committed suicide by entangling a rope around her neck, for “unknown reasons”. The police have registered a case and started investigation into the case. This is the eighth case of “suicide” reported in Ghizer district during the last four months.

Suicide has turned into a public health concern in the region but so far no significant step has been taken by any organization, or government department.

It is pertinent to note that many of the cases of deaths which are reported to be suicide have proven to be murders in the past. Generally the victims are hurriedly laid to rest without completing the medico-legal formalities, as mandated by law of the land.

In this particular case the police officials refused to accept the request of the girl’s family to bury her without autopsy.

The regional media has been reporting cases of violence against women in the region but the government and the civil society organizations have failed to come up with viable solutions or strategies.

The failure of relevant institutions and the government departments has put mental and physical lives of thousands of young people at risk.

Hospitals and health centers in the region lack systems and procedures essential for providing Lifeskills training and Psycho-social support to people who might be distressed or faced with social, physical, cultural, academic and economic issues.

8 thoughts on “17 year old girl “commits suicide” in Sherqilla,institutions asleep!

  1. I hope The Government and civil society organizations will to come up with viable solutions or strategies to find a valid reason with the help of her family and friends.

  2. What a tradegy…and it is not for the first time in Ghizer district, it had been identified long time ago but not corrective measures are taken to ensure safety.

  3. This is very very sad News that, in the modern society suicide is happening mostly this is happening in District Ghezar area the question is why it’s happening I think, the civil society, NGOs, Religious Activists and as well as Government department should play there vital role to reduce such mode of death cases. They need to provide counseling from the bottom and grassroots level.

  4. An ongoing tradegy, so sad. Talk about it i local comunity, leave respons, evryone have a responsibility to do something, and talk about it, find out what happend, and why. Stop the tradegy.

  5. Government in the region seems no more instrumental and presents a picture of impotence, failure and fiasco. However we expect Civil Society, Non Governmental Bodies and Institutions of AKDN while taking tangible steps to determine its root causes and devising comprehensive strategies to overcome this rampant social issue / crime in the region on priority and sustainable basis….
    Its also the dire responsibility of the local media to compel the local administration for immediate attention and action…

  6. What a tradegy…and it is not for the first time in Ghizer district, it had been identified long time ago but not corrective measures are taken to ensure safety.

  7. Not a suicide,a perfact case for police to investigate and bring the culprits to task.

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