Indian commits suicide in UAE following extreme financial crunch

   May 8, 5:07 pm

Abu Dhabi, May 8 (ANI): United Arab Emirate police have confirmed that an active member of the Indian community had committed suicide on April 29 in Masafi in Fujairah.

According to the Gulf News, Vasudevan Sugathan, 61, who belonged to Kollam in Kerala, hung himself to death.

Sugathan was working as an X-ray technician in the Ministry of Health in Sharjah for the past 37 years.

Friends of the Sugathan family said: "He was facing financial issues, apparently after borrowing money from some individuals. There were also some family issues."

"On Sunday, Sugathan drove himself to Masafi from Sharjah and hanged himself ... at a construction site. He spoke to his children and asked them to take care of their mother and asked for their forgiveness before switching off his mobile phone," a source close to the family said.

Sugathan was known for his work as a secretary of the Sharjah unit of Sevanam, an Indian community organisation, affiliated to the Indian Consulate's Indian Community Welfare Committee.

He had even received an award from the Ministry of Health for his professional services and another award from the Sharjah Indian Association for community services last year.

Sugathan was living with his wife, daughter and a son, who are also working in the UAE. (ANI)

British hairdresser's use of Kim's poster for 'Bad Hair Day' infuriates North Korea Apr 16, 12:42 pm
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A British hairdresser's use of a poster of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un outside his salon has reportedly infuriated North Korean officials.
Full Story
US submarine embarks on second-day mission to hunt for MH370 Apr 16, 12:08 pm
Johannesburg, Apr. 16 (ANI): A robotic submarine searching for the missing MH370 jet has begun its second mission after cutting short its first after facing hurdles.
Full Story
Indian-origin Nisha Agarwal thrilled with NYC's immigrant affairs commissioner job Apr 16, 12:08 pm
Washington, Apr. 16 (ANI): An India-origin woman has been selected as the New York City's new commissioner of immigrant affairs.
Full Story
Wreck hunter confident Malaysia Airline Flight MH370 wreckage site located Apr 16, 12:08 pm
Sydney, Apr 16 (ANI): Wreck hunter expert David Mearns has reportedly said that he is confident that the missing Malaysia Airline Flight MH370 wreckage site has been found and that the recovery of the black boxes is inevitable.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY