As Guyanese boiled cook-up and patiently awaited the break of the new year last evening, one son made the shocking discovery of his 39-year-old father hanging in their house at Reliance Abandon, East Canje, Berbice.
Dead is Joseph Mohabir, commonly known as “Mohabir”, 39, a former superintendent at Rose Hall Estate and of Lot 51 Reliance Abandon, East Canje.
When Stabroek News arrived at the scene last evening minutes after 8 pm, Mohabir’s body was being removed from his home.
The man’s relatives cried inconsolably, as they could not believe the news.
A relative noted that the man slept the entire day yesterday. However, in the afternoon he ventured into the kitchen had a drink of water and returned to his room, where he was later discovered hanging from a bedsheet by his son.
Stabroek News was told that Mohabir worked his last day at the Rose Hall Estate on Saturday. One relative said, “He wake this morning and tell he dog this is the last day he will hear the motorbike sound because today he hand it in”.
According to reports, Mohabir was one of the workers who received a redundancy letter as part of the closure of Rose Hall Estate.
Mohabir was known as a helpful person. Several of his colleagues rushed to his residence in disbelief after receiving the news last evening.
He leaves to mourn his wife and son.
Persons who are having thoughts of committing suicide are advised to seek help from someone whom they trust or respect. Persons can also access help from the Inter-Agency Suicide Prevention Helpline through the following:
Telephone: 223-0818, 223-0009 and 223-0001
Mobile: 600-7896 or 623-4444
BBM: 2BE55649 or 2BE56020
Whatsapp: 600-7896 or 623-4444
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