The alleged suicide case of Dr. Maha Shah, who was pronounced dead on August 19 after a mysterious shooting incident at her home, is taking new turns every day.
According to the latest media reports, the young doctor was in an abusive relationship. She allegedly took her life after being continually harassed by a close friend who is also believed to be her ex.
The alleged suicide case of Dr. Maha Shah, who was pronounced dead on August 19 after a mysterious shooting incident at her home, is taking new turns every day. According to the latest media reports, the young doctor was in an abusive relationship. She allegedly took her life after being continually harassed by a close friend who is also believed to be her ex.
Meanwhile, police have also confirmed that Dr. Maha died by suicide. They said she was “suffering from depression”.
August 19, Dr. Maha was rushed to Jinnah Hospital in critical condition. However, she succumbed to her injury and died within a few hours. She was pronounced dead later.
Dr. Maha was working at a private hospital in Clifton Karachi. Her father had rented the house just two weeks ago. Not only was she a doctor but also a public figure – a renowned Instagram influencer with a huge following.
Dr. Maha was under ‘mental stress’ due to a friend
“Twenty-four-year-old Dr. Maha Ali was under severe depression when she returned from work that day (August 19) and ended her life,” said SSP South Sheraz Nazir on Saturday, according to The News.
Nazir said her sister and father were at home when the incident happened. The police official said the details and evidence collected so far concluded that she died by suicide.
Meanwhile, the police have also taken two people into custody who allegedly gave Dr. Maha the weapon which she used to end her life.
Police said Dr. Maha Ali was under ‘severe mental stress’ and spoke about suicide in the past. According to a police source, said the news report, she was driven to the act due to alleged harassment from a very close friend.
Dr. Maha Ali also attempted suicide in 2018
According to Daily Pakistan, police investigation revealed Dr. Maha had suicidal tendencies. Investigation revealed she had attempted suicide in 2018 as well.
Dr. Maha tried to jump off from the building of her old house but failed. Meanwhile, her suicidal tendencies are allegedly being attributed to her friend Junaid Khan. In a text message conversation, Dr. Maha admitted to having attempted suicide.
Junaid Khan claims they were about to get married
Last week, a friend of Dr. Maha, Junaid also came forward to record his statement to the police. Junaid said he and Maha were going to tie the knot soon. Moreover, he also insisted Maha was on bad terms with her parents and she was having arguments with them frequently.
According to Junaid, Maha was suffering from mental stress due to her domestic issues. Additionally, he alleged that he used to give Maha pick and drop every day. However, on the day Dr. Maha committed suicide, she told him not to visit her house
Dr. Maha’s family is originally from Mirpurkhas. This case does definitely not seem to be an open and shut case. There is so much for the police team to explore and investigate. Police have been speaking to her family and friends to gather more information to solve this mystery case. We hope justice is done in her case.
Karachi police on Saturday said that a female doctor who allegedly shot herself at a bungalow in an upscale Karachi neighbourhood earlier this week, died by suicide as she was “suffering from depression”.
“Twenty-four-year-old Dr Maha Ali was under severe depression when she returned from duty on Wednesday last and ended her life,” SSP South Sheraz Nazir said while sharing the details of the investigations carried out so far.
Nazir said the deceased’s sister and father were at home when the incident took place, and they discovered her body. The police official said that the circumstances and evidence collected so far concluded that she died by suicide.
He added the police have arrested two people who allegedly provided her with the weapon which she used to end her life.
Police said Dr Maha Ali was under “severe mental stress” and spoke about suicide.
According to a police source, she was driven to the act due to alleged torture from a friend.
He added that the Brazilian-made 9mm pistol belonged to a man named Saad Naseer, who did not have any direct link with Dr Maha; however, he gave the pistol to Maha’s friend Tabish Qureshi who later handed it over to Dr Maha.
“Dr Maha was suffering from some sort of depression and had talked about committing suicide previously with her sister. This is a very unfortunate incident,
where a young promising doctor has committed suicide due to depression and various other factors which were not probably known to the family and we need to closely monitor the activities of young children and provide them appropriate relief and family support so that they can enjoy their lives happily,” DIG Riaz said.
Originally from Mirpurkhas, Dr Maha Ali rented a house in the Defence Housing Authority’s Phase IV area a few days ago and moved there along with her father and sisters. She was working at a private hospital in the upscale Clifton area.
On Wednesday, she was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre around 11:30 pm with a critical injury where she succumbed to her injury.
“The police worked professionally and technically for this case instead of using the routine method of investigation and solved the mystery in a short time without disturbing or creating problems for anyone.”
Police investigators said the doctor seemed disturbed on the day when she returned from her duty. Her father entered the room and saw her sitting with her sister. She then went to the bathroom and opened the shower and shortly after that, she shot her herself in the head.
When her father and sister heard the gunshot, they ran towards the bathroom and found her in an injured state in a pool of blood. The father immediately informed the Police Helpline 15 about the incident as well as a lady doctor who was their relative before shifting Dr Maha to hospital.
Police said the bullet had crossed her skull and hit the bathroom’s wall. She was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where she succumbed to her injuries.