Three suicides within 24 hours in Kirkuk

Kirkuk 2019 – one of Kirkuk’s main streets – Photo by KirkukNow

Karwan Salehi - Kirkuk

Withing only 24 hours, three suicide cases have been registered by the authorities in Kirkuk Province, two of them in the city of Kirkuk and one in Zab subdistrict.

Head of Kirkuk’s Human Rights Commission, Sajad Jum’a, told KirkukNow: “We’ve learned that within 24 hours, three youths have taken their own lives; one of them in Zab and the others in Kirkuk City.”

A source from the police told KirkukNow that on Friday night they were informed that a 32-year -old man, named Rebwar Karim from Panja-Ali neighbourhood, had committed suicide.

Another was an 18-year-old named Ali Irfan who “committed suicide inside the bathroom in his home in Imam-Qasim neighbourhood.”

The police source added that the third case was of a 14-year-old named Ibrahim Jum’a at a village named Jilewa in Kirkuk’s Zab subdistrict.

The source also added that there is a rise in suicide rates similar to that of last year.

In 2019 there were 106 suicide cases in Kirkuk Province, making it among the Iraqi provinces with the highest rates.

According to a statistic from the Iraq’s High Commission for Human Rights Kikruk office, there were a total of 20 suicide cases in the within the two months of March and April.

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