Overwhelmed by abject poverty and financial pressure, a man has committed suicide, hanging himself in the basement of his house in PD5 of Kabul city, a local councilor, Zmarai, confirmed to Kabul Now.
He said that the man, named Wahidullah, was an employee of
Afghanistan National Statistic and Information Authority and he committed
suicide after returned empty-handed from a bank where he had gone to receive his
salary. According to Zmarai, Wahidullah had not received his salaries for four
months and recently failed to pay back his debts while made many attempt to get
more debts but in vein.
Zmarai added that Wahidullah has left five children behind,
two son and three daughters. “His eldest daughter is 12 years old and his
youngest son is two and a half years old,” he said.
Ziauddin, another councilor, also confirmed that the man has
committed suicide due to extreme poverty and financial anxiety.
Kabul police confirms that they have transferred a dead body
from the area to forensic medicine center but refrained to confirm whether he
had committed suicide or was murdered. “Whether he has committed suicide or not
will be cleared after a postmortem,” said Ferdaws Faramarz, spokesperson for
Kabul police chief.
Kabul Now made repeated calls to confirm if the man was working with the national statistic and information authority but the authorities refused to respond.