Thursday, 13 June 2013


PENAMPANG : Two men chose to end their lives by hanging from the ceiling of their homes three hours apart here and in Kota Kinabalu, Wednesday.

In the first case, a woman had a shock when she discovered her 21-year-old son hanging at about 9am in Kg Ketiau, here.

According to his workmate, Teddy, the man identified only as Saifudin, worked at a private company and had showed no signs of depression.

He said the man who has been with the company for nearly three years had behaved normally and was even seen joking with colleagues the previous day, adding that their working hours were from 8am to 4.30pm.

"He even promised to join a game of Futsal after work but he never turned up and neither did he show up for work the next day," he said.

District Police Chief DSP Ratan Kumar Singh said preliminary investigations showed that a lovers spat might have driven the man to take such a drastic step, adding that police have ruled out foul play.

In the other incident, a 45-year-old man was found hanging in his single storey semi-detached house in Austral Park, Kota Kinabalu, at about 6am the same day.

The body of Koo Kian Kok was discovered by his 52-year-old wife who was about to send their nine-year-old son to school.

It was learnt that the man was receiving medication from a rehabilitation centre in Keningau but had skipped the rehab session after returning to Kota Kinabalu several days prior to the incident.

According to his wife, she bought some ko chung (dumplings) on Tuesday to celebrate the Dumpling Festival with her family the next day.

"Our son saw him eating some of the Ko Chung when we got home at about 9pm that night," she said.

She said at about 3.30am on Wednesday, her husband who was sleeping in another room suddenly opened her bedroom door and asked for forgiveness before closing it.

She only discovered his body later in the morning when about to send their son to school. (DE)

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