Indian national commits suicide over heavy work load


Police in Nwoya District are investigating circumstances under which a man of Indian origin hanged himself (FILE PHOTO)

NWOYA – Police in Nwoya District in northern Uganda are investigating circumstances under which a man of Indian origin hanged himself.


Aslam Tamboli, 27, an engineer with Bukona Agro Processors in Lapem Village, Koch Goma Sub-county, is said to have left a suicide note last Wednesday, indicating that he could no longer handle the work pressure. He has been working with the factory for about three months and it was due for commissioning in 10 days’ time.

According to the District Police Commander, Mr Rashid Doka, the deceased hanged himself in the factory.

“When we reached the crime scene, we recovered a small note in his pocket in which he said he had no issue with his bosses only that he could not handle the pressure anymore,” he said.

Mr Doka said the body was retrieved and taken to Gulu regional referral hospital for postmortem waiting to be airlifted back to India.

Kochgoma Sub-county councillor Alfred Okello said it’s unfortunate that the young man took his life.

“Before the incident, he had even taken tea normally with his workmates,” Mr Okello explains.

The incident comes hardly a month after another 23-year-old Indian national hanged himself in a hotel room in Mubende Town after he lost Shs50 million of company money to a betting institution.

Police identified the deceased as Devana Gireesh, who was working as a salesman at Navis Distillers Company which is located in Kawempe, a Kampala suburb.

“The deceased hanged self in travellers hotel room number 306 using a bed sheet,” said ASP Nobert Ochom, the Wamala regional police spokesperson.

He was found hanging dead by a room attendant, an eyewitness said. The management of travellers hotel then reported the incident at Mubende central police station which dispatched a team of investigators that rushed to the scene. The incident occurred at about 12 pm on Friday.



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