Indian man 4th to commit suicide in 7 days
Manama, April 6, 2014
An Indian man yesterday (April 5) became the fourth person to commit suicide in Bahrain in the last seven days.
Jam Rajeesh, 40, was found hanging in a building under construction near the BBK Financial Mall in Adliya at around 8.30am yesterday, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
He was discovered after people from neighbouring properties complained to police about the stench.
Police confirmed the grim discovery and said he died seven to 10 days ago.
Sources said the death was being treated as a suicide, but the case was still being investigating.
Indian Community Relief Fund chairman John Iype expressed concern about Bahrain's continuing suicide rate, with seven so far this year.
"Many people are having problems with the family," he said.
"Many are having a lot of stress in their life and are not willing to share it with anyone else, so finally they snap.
"They're reluctant to tell their family what's wrong because they want them to think they're happy.
"There are demands from home.
"The most common are financial crisis and high demands."
The GDN reported on Friday that 34-year-old Indian Naseer Anil was found hanging from the top of a stairwell at a residential building in Gudaibiya.
It came after a double suicide was discovered at a house in Muharraq on March 29.
Sri Lankan woman M Rasik Shyamila was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a room, while the body of Indian Mohammed Anvar Batherdeen was lying on the floor nearby.
A Saudi man, an Ethiopian woman and a Bahraini man have also killed themselves this year.
At least 26 people, mainly low-income Asian workers, are known to have killed themselves last year. - TradeArabia News Service