The suicide of an Egyptian girl brings the facts of self-killing to the fore

The suicide of an Egyptian girl brings the facts of self-killing to the fore
The suicide of an Egyptian girl brings the facts of self-killing to the fore
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She threw herself from the eighth floor… and preliminary investigations indicate “family disputes.”

The suicide of an Egyptian girl has renewed the conversation about the incidents of killing oneself. An 18-year-old girl threw herself from the eighth floor in Sharkia Governorate (Delta Egypt), which took her life instantly. The incident, which was quickly captured by social media, amid questions about the girl’s motives for taking this action.

And the security services of the Eastern Security Directorate (Wednesday) received a notification from the Criminal Investigation Department, stating that a girl named (Fatima) had fallen from the eighth floor, in one of the residential towers within the area and district of the Zagazig police station. Preliminary investigations into the incident revealed that “the girl took her life by throwing herself off a residential tower as a result of disagreements with her father.” It turned out that the girl had written a post on her personal Facebook page, hours before she committed suicide, during which she demanded that everyone forgive her.

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The girl’s body was transferred to the mortuary refrigerator in Zagazig University Hospital, and it was kept at the disposal of the investigation authorities, who requested investigations about the incident, its circumstances, and how it occurred, before authorizing the burial after the completion of the anatomical character.

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The incident reminded the Egyptians of separate suicides during the past months due to declared family disputes, perhaps the most prominent of which was the 24-year-old girl Alia Amer throwing herself from the top of the property in which she resides, in the city of Itay al-Baroud in Buhaira Governorate (Delta Egypt) last November, after Exposure to psychological and family pressures. Likewise, a woman threw her two children from one of the balconies, due to disagreements with her husband last October, which is the case that the Egyptian prosecution is investigating.

According to Mustafa Ragab, a professor of sociology and former dean of the Faculty of Education at South Valley University, “reaching these advanced suicidal stages has deep roots related to the state of alienation that has become dominant in family relations, and is formed in early childhood and worsens in adolescence.” Ragab added to Asharq Al-Awsat that “the publication of suicide incidents on some social media increases their rate,” pointing to “the need to restore the role of the family, and the educational and corrective role provided by schools and educational institutions.”

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