The parents of the victims have been detained
Two children were killed after a fire broke out at the house in Lahore’s Manga Mandi, the police said on Monday.
According to Rescue 1122, the victims were four and seven years old. “The fire has been doused and the bodies have been moved to the hospital,” a rescue official said.
The police suspect the house was set ablaze and detained the children’s parents. “A forensic team has been called in to investigate the evidence collected from the fire site,” a police officer said.
On Tuesday, the police arrested the vicitms’ mother on charges of possible murder. She is being investigated.
While speaking on SAMAA TV’s programme Qutb Online, Saddar ASP Habib Memon said that the woman told the police she wanted to take her life after a fight with her husband.
She attempted suicide but was stopped by her family members and neighbours.
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.
The story was originally published on February 22, 2021.