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Man dies by suicide at Karachi’s LuckyOne Mall

CCTV footage obtained: police

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 30, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Nov 30, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago

A 40-year-old man died by suicide in LuckyOne Mall at Karachi’s Rashid Minhas Road, the police confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

The man was on the third floor of the building when he attempted to take his life. He succumbed to his injuries during treatment at a healthcare centre in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block IV.

The body has been moved to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The SHO of the Federal B Industrial Area police station, Jameel Abbasi, reached and cordoned off the site. He said the police have obtained CCTV footage from the mall administration and begun investigations.

LuckyOne statement

However, the mall has issued a statement following the incident and expressed condolences to the grieving family.

“Neither LuckyOne Mall nor any of its staff or tenants were responsible for or involved in his actions,” the statement read.

The management has said that the authorities took the 40-year-old man to the nearest hospital and informed the police.

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. [Must read: Who is at the highest suicide risk in Pakistan?]
  • You can get in touch with the following mental health helplines and speak to them.
  1. Mind Organisation 042 35761999
  2. Umang 0317 4288665
  3. Talk2me.pk 0333 4065139
  4. Baat Karo 0335 5743344
  5. Taskeen 0332 5267936
  6. Rooh 0333 3337664
  7. Rozan 0800-22444
  8. OpenCounseling 042 35761999

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