By Rebecca Ekwany
Gulu City-Details proceeding to the death of a52-year-old proprietor of Abuga Drug Shop by hanging at Lacor Center in Bardege-Layibi Division, Gulu city have started emerging.
Michael Alfred Otim allegedly committed suicide by hanging on Monday just a week after medics saved his life from self-poisoning.
According to reports, Otim (52) reportedly made the first attempt to end his life last week after ingesting poison following a brawl with his wife.
He was rescued and rushed to St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor before being discharged from the health facility days later in good health condition.
The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, David Ongom Mudong in a statement says that after Otim’s discharge from the hospital, he returned home only to find his wife had left for her mother’s home, leaving him disheartened.
Mudong says that after successfully negotiating his wife’s return on Sunday, Otim’s attempts to convince her to enter the bedroom later in the evening were futile, which further angered him.
According to Mudong, Otim locked himself in the bedroom in anger while playing loud music, and his lifeless body was found hanging on a noose made of mosquito net by his mother early on Monday morning.
Police in Aswa River Region have blamed the increasing cases of death by suicide on domestic violence, sickness, poverty, use of drugs while mental Health experts have revealed that people are using suicide as a way of protest about something that bothers them.