PALANGKA RAYA, Borneo24.com – Saiful Fikri (22) desperately ended his life by hanging himself with a nylon rope in the room of his father-in-law’s house, Rindang Benua Street, Puntun complex, Pahandut Sub-district, Palangka Raya City, Tuesday night (12/31/2019).
“On the eve of this new year, we got information from the chairman of the neighborhood, that there was one of his villagers hanging himself. After we checked, it is true,” Pahandut police chief AKP Edia Sutaata said in the Cambodian room after evacuating victims to Doris Sylvanus Palangka Raya Hospital on Tuesday night (12/31/2019).
Edia said, at the scene, it found some initial evidence including a chair that was above the victim’s bed, a pan, rat poison, and the smell of gasoline.
“At the time of the incident, the victim’s wife was not at home, but she was at the big roundabout enjoying New Year’s Eve,” said Edia.
Edia continued that according to the witness statements, since the past year, the relationship between the victim and his wife were not harmonious.
“For the past year, the relationship with his wife has not been harmonious. His wife keeps asking for a divorce, “said Edia.
Meanwhile, according to one of the victims’ neighbors, Imah, she heard the victim’s vomiting. Then Imah checked into the house and the victim was in a hanging condition.
“I heard the victim vomited, then I went into the house but the victim was already in a hanging condition,” Imah said.
Until now, the Pahandut Sector Police are still conducting further investigations into the case.
“Whether the victim died because of drinking rat poison or something else, we are still investigating,” Edia concluded.