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AWEIL - 16 Sep 2021

Man dies by suicide in Malualkon, Aweil East

Authorities in Malualkon, Aweil East County of Northern Bahr el Ghazal have announced that a man died by suicide on Wednesday morning after his body was found hanging in his house. 

Aweil East County Commissioner Kiir Yor Lual told Radio Tamazuj that investigations into the death have been launched and that no one has been arrested. 

“I went to Aweil today morning, but I was briefed by the police of one person who committed suicide this morning (on Wednesday) in Malualkon. The investigators are at the site of the incident and we are expecting a report in the next couple of hours and we will know what had happened,’’ said Lual.  

Brigadier General Moses Malual Chol, the county police inspector said forces were dispatched to the crime scene for investigations. 

“Yes, the police personnel went to Malualkon because the man committed suicide and died at his house. We are waiting for the investigators to come with concrete information on the death. His name is Yual Bol Thuch and reasons are not clear up to now," Gen. Malual added.

But according to the country health director Ring Yak, the late Bol had health issues and complained that there were people who had wanted to kill him. 

"I heard the information that this person has hanged himself and I went to see him at Malualkon Hospital. He committed suicide in the house and according to our investigations, this person was having health conditions and he was complaining that some people wanted to kill him days before he committed suicide," Yak explained.