Okara: Woman with 3 kids jumps into canal, 2 survive
OKARA: A woman with her three children committed suicide by jumping into Lower Bari Doab Canal (LBDC) night, while two of them miraculously survived on Tuesday night.
Jahangir Muslim Sheikh, a resident of Malluani village, Chak Jhumra, used to quarrel and beat her husband Fateh Bibi and his children. Fateh with her children came to her parent’s house at 33/GD village, but she did not stay at the house of her brothers Nadir and Bahadur. On Tuesday night, she reached the LBDC bank with 12-year-old Shahid Iqbal, 7-year-old Saima Bibi and 5-year-old Zahida Bibi, tied herself and her children to a rope and jumped into the canal. Somehow Shahid Iqbal freed himself and dragged Zahida Bibi to the bank. On their hue and cry, people gathered there. The Rescue 1122 staff reached there and started searching them.
The Rescue 1122 recovered the body of Saima Bibi while efforts are on to search the body of Fateh Bibi. The survivors were taken to hospital for medical aid. The police took the custody of the children. Acting DPO Younis Butt also reached the hospital. On children’s information, the police summoned their father and from Malluani village and Fateh Bibi’s brothers Nadir and Bahadur from 33/GD village.
The children kept wailing on the death of their mother and sister. They alleged their mother had committed suicide as their father used to beat her. The allegations were confirmed by their maternal uncles. The children refused to go with their father, terming him the killer of their mother and sister. They refused to go with their father. The matter was brought to the court of Magistrate Rana Muhammad Asif who handed over the children to their father. The court also allowed the burial of Saima Bibi without autopsy.