There are a myriad of reasons why a person may take their own life. But ultimately, it boils down to them seeing no other way out. For this man, he allegedly reached his wits end after contracting Covid.
A 56-year-old local man hung himself at the overhead pedestrian crossing along the SILK Highway. His body was found this morning (28th June) by a citizen.
Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaid Hassan stated the report came in at 7:47am. The citizen reported seeing the body hanging from the crossing near Taman Impian Ehsan, Balakong. The deceased was wearing T-shirt and shorts and supposedly died while facing the main road.
According to the deceased’s family members, the 56-year-old was suspected to be Covid-19 positive. “He claimed he could not take the pain he experienced, such as cough, fever and breathing difficulties,” they said. He is presumed to be a nearby resident of the area. It is estimated that he left his place around 4 or 5 in the morning.
His body was removed from the pedestrian crossing at 10am when the firemen came. Prior to that, it had garnered attention from the public, which caused a serious traffic jam at the scene. His child was supposedly present at the scene as well. Mohd Zaid stated that the body has been sent to Kajang Hospital for a post-mortem.
We’d like to send our condolences to the family and encourage those who need help to seek it.