LARKANA, Oct 16: A woman on failing to feed her two children committed suicide on Thursday.
Ms Hajran Shar of Aadho Shar village, Mahota area drank pesticides in sheer desperation for not being able to provide two square meals to her two children. She was admitted to the Chandka Medical College Hospital in an unconsciousness state but she died.
Brother of the deceased, Ghulam Sarwar Shar told journalists that Ms Hajran exchanged hot words with her husband Ghulam Shabbir Shar over getting flour from the market. The children were crying of hunger pangs and she knowing that her husband was penniless decided to end her own life by consuming pesticide, he said. Husband of the deceased was a donkey-cart pusher – a daily wager. The couple had a two-year-old son and a six-month-old daughter.
Police to clear their doubt took oath from villagers that the woman had committed suicide.
The body was handed over to relatives after autopsy.
Mahota police registered a case of accidental death, sources said.