CHITRAL: Another student committed suicide in Chitral on Thursday over scoring poorly in the Intermediate (FSc) exam.

Police said Farid, a resident of Khot Torkhao area, was a student of FSc Part-1. He was extremely heartbroken after getting low marks in the exam and committed suicide by shooting himself with a pistol.

According to police, it was the fourth incident of suicide in Chitral after declaration of Intermediate results. Two female students committed suicide over poor exam result in Chitral two days ago, while another male student also attempted suicide, but he survived. The female students committed suicide by jumping into a river. The male student who attempted suicide had shot himself. He is receiving treatment in Peshawar where his condition is stated to be critical.

Over 30 people have committed suicide in Chitral during the last 10 months. A centre has been opened in Chitral to strop the trend of suicides. The centre works for curbing violence against women and children. Local women have been appointed in these centres in order to facilitate the people to register their complaints with the centre without any difficulty.

However, this move has apparently failed to stop the alarming trend of suicides among the youth in Chitral.