Trigger warning: Self harm/suicide

A 55-year-old cloth merchant attempted suicide inside a mosque in Karachi. The man tried to cut his throat with a razor inside a mosque in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) after Friday prayers.

“He availed a loan to support his drowning cloth business but failed to overcome the financial losses,” said his family.

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Clifton Division Superintendent of Police Rohail Khan said that the worshippers and the policeman deployed outside the mosque for security rescued Nisar from further harming himself, reports Samaa News.

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He was taken injured to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for treatment. JPMC Executive Director Dr Shahid Rasool said the patient was stable but he has been placed on a ventilator for the time being.

According to the JPMC Medico-legal Officer (MLO) who examined the patient, the man’s family said the patient was suffering from psychiatric issues and depression.