SAHIWAL: A minor girl drowned while her mother and sister were rescued after the woman attempted suicide along with her daughters in Lower Bari Doab Canal here on Sunday.

According to Rescue 1122 sources, the woman took the extreme step following a quarrel with her husband.

Onlookers informed the Rescue 1122 soon after Rashida jumped into the canal along with her two daughters. The rescue divers rushed to the spot and rescued the woman and her three-year-old daughter while another daughter drowned.

According to police, Rashida, wife of Muhammad Aslam had gone to her parents house after developing differences with her husband. On Sunday, Aslam demanded her parents to send her back home at which they again had a quarrel. Dejected over the situation, the woman attempted suicide along with her daughters by jumping into the canal. Rescue 1122 divers continued search for the minor girl while the police have launched investigation into the incident.–Staff Reporter