The woman sent a series of video messages to the husband but received no reply before taking her life.
Trigger warning: The story contains details of suicide that might be distressing to some readers.
A prank gone horribly wrong has led to a woman ending her own life because she could not bear the thought of sharing her husband with another woman.
The wife, identified as Fauzia, was living in Sialkot, a city in Pakistan, while her husband, Ramzan, was away living in Dubai. During a phone conversation Ramzan had with his wife of seven years, he reportedly tried to prank her by saying he found a middle-eastern woman in Dubai and married her.
Ramzan later claimed he was only teasing her and couldn't clear things with his wife because Fauzia immediately hung up, according to Latin Times.
Following the conversation that left Fauzia distraught, the wife began sending a series of video messages to Ramzan. However, Fauzia received no reply from her husband for any of the messages.
She said she "didn’t want to share him with anyone," as reported by Daily Pakistan.
Seeing no response from her husband, Fauzia ended her own life by hanging herself from the ceiling fan inside her house.
The investigations took a turn when Fauzia's parents later registered a First Information Report (FIR) that said she was allegedly tortured to death by her husband as well as her in-laws.
Authorities are still investigating the incident from different possible angles and trying to determine whether Fauzia died by suicide or suffered torture at the hands of her in-laws.
A similar incident took place earlier this year in the Indian state of Kerala, where a teenage boy tried to prank his friends by faking his own death for April Fool's Day. The 17-year-old boy, identified as Sidharth Ajay, was living with his parents and his sister when the incident took place, as reported by Times Now.
On the day of his death, Sidharth had dinner as usual before retreating to the privacy of his room. His mother noticed that he had been inside for a long time, and when she went to check on him, she found the horrifying sight of her son hanging from the ceiling fan with a bedsheet around his neck.
The boy was rushed to the hospital but sadly, there was nothing the doctors could do to save his life.
Later, when the boy's room was searched, a cellphone was found near the window of the room. It was also noted that the live-streaming mode was switched on before the teenager's death. Investigators believe that Sidharth might have been trying to stage his suicide in a bid to prank his friends for April Fool's Day.
As part of his prank, Sidharth tied a bedsheet to the ceiling fan but unfortunately got the cloth entangled around his neck before passing away.
If you or someone you know shows signs of suicidal thoughts, please reach out to 1-800-273-8255 (NCPL) or suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
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