Canje man commits suicide on birthday

Undertakers removing the body

The lifeless body of cane harvester Suresh Singh, also called ‘Black Boy’, was discovered by his brother hanging by an electrical cord at his Workshop Street, Canefield, East Canje Berbice home on Monday morning at about 8:00h.

Undertakers removing the body

Singh had occupied the upper flat of the two-storey building where his body was found, while his elder brother lived in the lower flat with his wife and children.

According to the dead man’s sister-in-law, 22-year-old Ameena Majid, the late Suresh Singh celebrated his 38th birthday on Sunday last by going out and having “a few beers,” before returning home in the afternoon and going to his apartment in the upper flat of the house.

“He didn’t say (anything) to anybody,” she declared, adding: “He just go upstairs and nah say nothing. We nah see he back for the rest of the night, and we nah hear nothing.”

Majid said that her husband went to the upper flat, at about 8:00h, in an effort to install an antenna on the roof of the building. He saw the door to his brother’s apartment ajar and thought this surprising, so he went into the apartment — and discovered his brother’s lifeless body hanging from a rafter by an electrical cord.

Majid disclosed that her brother-in-law had never spoken of having any issue which may have affected him. “He was always good with everyone; he never tell we his problems,” she explained.

The late Suresh Singh had never been married. Some residents of the community have revealed that he had expressed how much he had been missing his mother, who passed away a few months ago. (Andrew Carmichael)






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