Another suicide in Mérida, one every 48 hours during the first days of the year

(Photo: SIPSE)

In the first minutes of Sunday January 6th, a young man who lived in the Gran Santa Fe district, located in Ciudad Caucel, decided to take his own life.

As it was reported that, on the night of Saturday January 5th, after talking on the phone with his father to say goodbye, the deceased went into his bedroom and killed himself by way of hanging.

The young man apparently took that fatal decision due to disagreements with his family.

To the place arrived agents of the Investigative Police, as well as personnel of the Forensic Medical Service for the removal of the corpse and to collect the corresponding data to determine what happened at the scene, located on Calle 19 diagonal # 603, on the corner with Calle 68, in the Gran Santa Fe subdivision, to the west of the city.

This is the third suicide so far this year, we are talking about one case of suicide every 48 hours.

On January 1st, a man from Tabasco, Juan Villacís hanged himself inside a workshop in the Colonia Díaz Ordaz of the Yucatan capital. He was found and identified by his own mother, who went to look for his son at the workshop, and found him hanging by the neck from a beam.

The next day, Miguel Ángel P.B., 20 years old and newly married, apparently under the influence of alcohol, hanged himself at his home in the Amalia Solórzano neighborhood.

The now deceased began to drink on Monday December 31 – for the celebration of New Year – and continued consuming alcoholic beverages for more than 24 hours with his brother Adam, at his home in Colonia Amalia Solórzano.

Adam fell asleep, and when he woke up and went to wake up his brother to go to work, he found him hanging by the neck, the man hanged himself using a hammock.

Yucatan had a new record of suicides, with 235 registered cases during 2018, a year that caught the attention of Mental Health authorities, as there was a high percentage of self-inflicted deaths, mostly by people ranging between 20 and 32 years of age. There were also six minors who took their own lives by way of hanging.

TYT Newsroom with information from SIPSE



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