Casablanca - A young woman wrote the Islamic testimony of faith on her body and committed suicide by throwing herself from the roof of her relatives' house.
Casablanca – A young woman wrote the Islamic testimony of faith on her body and committed suicide by throwing herself from the roof of her relatives’ house.
According to Al Massae, the twenty-six-year-old is the mother of one child, and suffered from mental illness. Before going to visit her relatives in Tiznit, near Agadir, she had lived with her parents in Mohammedia, 30 km north of Casablanca.
The deceased, according to the same source, wrote the Islamic testimony on her hand and leg. Her family used her medical records to claim an exemption from autopsy. The gendarmerie observed the place where the victim fell and interrogated the members of her family. After finishing the legal procedure, the body of the victim was taken to the morgue in Tiznit.
This incident adds to the mounting number of suicides in Morocco committed for various reasons, mainly early marriage, poor social situations, and mental illness. According to the Ministry of Health, 3 million Moroccans have expressed intent to commit suicide.
Edited by Jessica Rohan
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