July 19, 2024

25-Year-old Covid-19 Patient Commits Suicide


The body of Alice lying at the crime scene

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A-25-year old man purported to be a covid-19 patient under home based treatment has committed suicide in Bwamiramira Sub County, Kibaale district.

The lifeless body of Joseph Ahaisibwe a resident of Kibingo village in Bwamiramira Sub County was discovered in his room by his relatives who had gone to check and as well serve him food last evening at around 8:40pm.

According to the village chairperson Kibingo village Fred Byekola, the shocking incident prompted him to alert the police and Kibaale Covid-19 task force team.

Byekola says that Ahaisibwe was not in a worrying situation since he had been taking simple treatment as recommended by the medics.

He says since Ahaisibwe started on the home based covid treatment, he has been undergoing counseling from the VHT member but hastens to add that he might have felt stigmatized or depressed to end his life by hanging.

By press time at about 10pm last night police had not reached to the scene but the village chairperson had rushed to seek its intervention.


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