Mirpurkhas: 254 committed suicide in 1 month in the country
MIRPURKHAS: As many as 254 people including 90 women committed suicide in the country during last one month alone. Majority of the victims ended their lives due to poverty and petty family disputes. According to a monthly report issued by the Human Right Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) a total of 358 cases of suicide and attempted suicide were reported during last month but FIRs of only 30 incidents were lodged by police. From Sindh, 58 cases of suicides were reported. Report further mentioned that during the said period 49 people including 30 women were brutally murdered in the name of honour. Majority of honour killing victims were murdered in the hands of close relatives. Sindh was top on the list of honour killing from where 40 cases were reported. Report further revealed that 41 people were reported to be sexually assaulted.