A father of eight has become the latest suicide victim after he was found hanging from the rafters of his Foulis, East Coast Demerara home on Wednesday.
The dead man has been identified as Vishal Babooram, 33, a conductor, formerly of Montrose, East Coast Demerara.
According to information received, the now dead man reportedly went home on Tuesday evening in a drunken state and an argument erupted with his wife thus resulting in her leaving the home with the six children.
He was left at home alone while his other two children were at his mother’s. The discovery of his body was made on Wednesday morning by neighbours who raised an alarm. From reports received, the man and his wife had frequent domestic disputes.
A relative of the dead man told Guyana Times that he received the message hours after the body was cut from the rafters. He noted that Babooram was in the habit of consuming alcohol which would result in fights between him and his wife.
On this note, he explained that the man was previously married and that union brought forth two children.
The second marriage produced the other six. The grieving relative stated that he was not sure what caused the argument, but the wife claimed that he went home under the influence of alcohol. She only learnt of her husband’s death following the discovery on Wednesday morning.