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Man's death drives sister to suicide

The Khan family still can't believe that within 24 hours, everything around them has changed. The first jolt came on Monday afternoon when their 25-year-old son Sikander Khan, who got seriously injured in a road accident on the same day, succumbed to injuries. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Sep 20, 2011 23:53 IST
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The Khan family still can't believe that within 24 hours, everything around them has changed.

The first jolt came on Monday afternoon when their 25-year-old son Sikander Khan, who got seriously injured in a road accident on the same day, succumbed to injuries. His fiancée and her mother also lost their lives in the same road accident.

If this wasn't enough to devastate the Khans, their 23-year-old daughter, Tabassum, couldn't bear the pain of her brother's death and committed suicide on late Monday night.

"She was really excited about her brother Sikander's marriage and had also started shopping for the same. After seeing his body, she started shouting that she doesn't want to live anymore. Little did we know that she would take this extreme step," said Rameez Akhtar, a close friend of the Khan family.

At around 11:50pm on Monday, Tabassum locked herself in the bathroom and swallowed a bottle of toilet cleaner.

"When she didn't come out for half an hour, her elder brother Ahmad broke open the door and found her lying on the floor," added Akhtar.

She was immediately rushed to Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital where she was declared brought dead by the doctors at 5am on Tuesday morning.

"We were informed by the girl's family that Tabassum had swallowed toilet cleaner. The body has been sent for postmortem examination. The report is awaited," a senior police officer said. The Delhi Police have taken the statement of the girl's family.

Tabassum's father Noor Mohammed and her elder brother Ahmad run a shirt stitching workshop in Shastri Park in east Delhi.

Tabassum's brother Sikander was coming back to his Chand Bagh house from Anand Vihar along with his fiancée Nazreen Ansari, 21, and mother-in-law Suhana when an unidentified vehicle hit their bike near Wazirpur flyover at 12:50am on Monday.

Sikander, who worked as a cable operator, died in the hospital on Monday afternoon, whereas his fiancée and her mother died of head injuries before reaching the hospital.