Pakistan: 16-year-old girl shoots herself in class
Posted on: 01:09 PM IST Apr 11, 2013
Islamabad: A schoolgirl committed suicide by shooting herself inside a classroom in a town near the Pakistani capital after she was allegedly harassed by a man. The 16-year-old student of class 10 shot herself with a pistol during an examination on Wednesday. She was a student of the Government Girls Centennial Model High School in Haripur, located about 60 km from Islamabad.
Officials at a local hospital said the girl's body had several bruises. A message written on her right arm asked her mother to forgive her and claimed a man named Asad had harassed her and made her life miserable.
A mobile phone number was written on her left arm. Police rang the number but found it was switched off, officials said. A teacher at the school told police that other students had said that the girl initially pulled out a bottle of acid and tried to drink it. The other girls snatched the bottle from her hand. She then took out a pistol from her bag and shot herself, the teacher said.
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