Man, 30, who missed death twice by suicide, died of it in third test



By Denis Otti

Nwoya-Justine Opira, 30, a resident of Oruka village, Pa-wat Omero parish, Purongo Sub-county in Nwoya district has hanged himself to death.

His body was found swinging on a mango tree last week, less than 50 meter from his small village hut.

Ms Latoo Poline, the deceased mother while recording her statement at Purongo Police Outpost told cops that she suspected something was wrong after one of the deceased male goats was moving free with rope off his neck.

“I followed where he had tied the goat in the morning to graze only to see my son dead; his neck tied with a rope,” Latoo told police.

However, Okot Ben who’s the Purongo Sub-county LC3 Chairperson revealed that this was the second time Opira tried to commit suicide, which at last, claimed his life.

In 2006, Okot says the deceased was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after trying to commit suicide on baseless reason.

Four years after, the same man, now dead was swiftly rescued after he was found tying rope around his neck with intention to dismiss his life from ‘Uganda’.

The Sub-county chief added that the recent incident was the second case registered in Purongo within the shortest period.

He appealed to residents to always seek for guidance and counseling before taking their life which he added leaves the family in pain and orphans in agony too.

The body awaits postmortem as more investigations into what caused his death is opened at Purongo Police Outpost vide SD 04/03/07/2018.


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