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Karachi man kills mother, house help before shooting himself

Police say he was suffering from 'mental illness '

SAMAA | and - Posted: Jan 2, 2021 | Last Updated: 10 months ago
Posted: Jan 2, 2021 | Last Updated: 10 months ago
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A man shot dead his mother and house help and then killed himself in their house in Karachi's Gadap Town, the police said on Saturday. "The 27-year-old had been missing since Thursday night after which his brother and father went to look for him," the investigation officer revealed. "When he came back home, he locked himself up in a room and threatened to shoot everyone." According to the neighbours, the man came out of his room after a while and opened fire at his mother and the house help. "He then came into the society's lobby and shot himself in the head." The police said the man had been suffering from a mental illness for a while. "His family said he had been admitted at multiple hospitals prior to the incident." The bodies were moved to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities. Suicide prevention Here’s what you should do if someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: • Do not leave the person alone. • Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt. • Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional • You can get in touch with the following mental health helplines and speak to them. Mind Organisation 042 35761999Umang 0317 4288665Talk2me.pk 0333 4065139Baat Karo 0335 5743344Taskeen 0332 5267936Rooh 0333 3337664Rozan 0800-22444OpenCounseling 042 35761999
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A man shot dead his mother and house help and then killed himself in their house in Karachi’s Gadap Town, the police said on Saturday.

“The 27-year-old had been missing since Thursday night after which his brother and father went to look for him,” the investigation officer revealed. “When he came back home, he locked himself up in a room and threatened to shoot everyone.”

According to the neighbours, the man came out of his room after a while and opened fire at his mother and the house help. “He then came into the society’s lobby and shot himself in the head.”

The police said the man had been suffering from a mental illness for a while. “His family said he had been admitted at multiple hospitals prior to the incident.”

The bodies were moved to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

Suicide prevention

Here’s what you should do if someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide:

• Do not leave the person alone.

• Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt.

• Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional

• You can get in touch with the following mental health helplines and speak to them.

  • Mind Organisation 042 35761999
  • Umang 0317 4288665
  • Talk2me.pk 0333 4065139
  • Baat Karo 0335 5743344
  • Taskeen 0332 5267936
  • Rooh 0333 3337664
  • Rozan 0800-22444
  • OpenCounseling 042 35761999

 
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