Tragic incident unfolds as mother and daughter found dead in Hyderabad

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In a heart-wrenching incident, the lifeless bodies of a mother and her young daughter were discovered at Dhahraj Plaza in the Qasimabad area of Hyderabad city on a fateful Friday. The horrifying discovery paints a grim picture of despair and tragedy.

According to preliminary reports, Resham Chandio, a 28-year-old woman, reportedly took the life of her 15-month-old daughter, Umara, before turning the fatal weapon on herself. The weapon in question, a pistol belonging to her father, was used to commit this tragic act.

Local law enforcement swiftly responded to the scene under the supervision of the Station House Officer (SHO) of Qasimabad Police Station. The bodies of the deceased were carefully transported to the Liaquat University of Medical Health Sciences (LUMHS) in Hyderabad, where necessary legal procedures would be carried out.

The SHO shared additional details with the media, shedding light on the possible motivations behind this devastating incident. It appears that Resham Chandio had been grappling with issues within her marital relationship with her husband, Abdul Fattah Chandio. This, coupled with the loss of her father, Iftikhar Chandio, in recent weeks, seemingly pushed her to the brink of despair, leading to this heart-wrenching tragedy.

The police, in their pursuit of justice and understanding, are meticulously examining the incident from various perspectives. While this incident is undeniably tragic, it serves as a stark reminder of the importance of addressing mental health and providing support to those in need within our communities.

Hanif Samoon is a senior journalist based at Thar/Badin and contributes reports from different districts of Sindh to Minute Mirror. He has won a number of awards, including the Agahi Award twice for his stories on health and child rights. He tweets @HanifSamoon1 and can be reached through email at