LAHORE  - A poverty-stricken girl ended her life by swallowing poisonous pills in Shafiqabad, police said on Friday.

Brother of the 19-year-old told the police that Maria Bibi “took her own life” by taking poisonous pills at their one-room house in Shafiqabad.

The resident of Chiniot district, Maria had been residing along with her brother and his wife in the rented house since her parents had died.

According to police, the girl went to the room and took poisonous pills as she exchanged harsh words with her brother over some domestic issue. She was rushed to hospital, where she was pronounced as brought dead.