Islamabad: Girl torches herself
ISLAMABAD: A young girl tried to commit suicide after she was admonished by her mother over negligence on Thursday, police said.
The victim was identified as Sayeda Bibi 22, a resident of Shaikhpur located in rural area of Tarnol. The police said that her mother asked her to hang out the sacrificial meat in the sun to dry it. She brought the meat out of the room and put it on earth where a cat ate up the most of it.
On this, her mother admonished her. Dejected and insulted, she walked towards the kitchen and sprinkled kerosene oil all over her body and showed a burning matchstick to it. Hearing her screams, her family rushed towards her and found her engulfed by flames.
The family extinguished the fire and later shifted her to hospital where she was given medical assistance and was still under the observation of doctors.
The police said that she was badly burnt and was in critical condition.