In an unfortunate incident, depicting the crumbling institution of marriage in Pakistan which is plagued with insensitivity and manipulation, a woman took her own life because she could not give birth. The 25-year-old ended her life because of a family dispute in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan district yesterday (i.e Sunday).
The young woman, in the limits of Paharpur Police Station, committed suicide by drinking poison because she was being constantly mentally tortured by her father in law for failing to give birth despite being married for four years.
The police handed over the dead body to her family after postmortem. She was taken to the hospital after she consumed poison but could not survive for more than a few hours.