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Lahore man sets himself, wife and children on fire

Family moved to hospital, in critical condition

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 8, 2021 | Last Updated: 9 months ago
Posted: Jan 8, 2021 | Last Updated: 9 months ago
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A man set himself, his wife and children on fire over an argument in Lahore's Batapur, the police said on Friday afternoon. According to the neighbours, the man, identified as Anees, had an argument with his wife in the morning. In the middle of the commotion, he threw petrol on himself and his family and set everyone on fire, a neighbour said. The police were immediately called to the site and the family taken to a hospital. According to doctors, Anis and his wife are in critical condition and have been moved to the burns ward. The police are collecting evidence from the crime scene and further investigations are underway. 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 set himself, his wife and children on fire over an argument in Lahore’s Batapur, the police said on Friday afternoon.

According to the neighbours, the man, identified as Anees, had an argument with his wife in the morning.

In the middle of the commotion, he threw petrol on himself and his family and set everyone on fire, a neighbour said.

The police were immediately called to the site and the family taken to a hospital. According to doctors, Anis and his wife are in critical condition and have been moved to the burns ward.

The police are collecting evidence from the crime scene and further investigations are underway.

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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