A foreign national from Japan ended his own life in Bali by hanging himself. The man who is known to work as a guide committed suicide at a guest house in Denpasar.
“It is suspected that it happened due to depression, due to headaches he has suffered so far has not been cured,” said Head of Public Relations of the Denpasar Police, Iptu I Ketut Sukadi, Tuesday (6/4/2021).
Police suspect mental health problems are behind the man’s suicide. Even so, suicides, in general, are caused by many factors.
I Ketut Sukadi said, on Monday (5/4/2021) at around 17.00, the victim’s friend who was an Indonesian citizen came to the Japanese foreigner’s room to check the condition in question.
At that time the victim’s friend had a chance to chat with the victim and asked about his condition. Teguh also asked whether the victim had eaten, but the victim admitted that he could not think and did not want to eat.
“Because the victim had not eaten, the witness went out to buy food – milk, bread, and fruits. Before meeting the victim, the witness asked the guest house employee for help to peel the papaya,” said Sukadi.
After that, the witness went to the victim’s room with the food he had bought. When he got to the front of the room the witness called the victim’s name, but there was no answer.
The witness then opened the door and was immediately shocked to see the victim who had committed suicide. Seeing this incident, the witness immediately came out to report to the inn keeper.
“The witness and the victim have a friendship relationship that dates back to eight years. As far as the witness knows, from March 17, 2021, the victim complained of headaches and walked like an unstable person,” said Sukadi.
Sukadi said, from the information of the inn keeper that the foreigner had been staying there since November 27, 2019. The victim was known to have worked as a Japanese tour guide. However, he has been out of work since the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As long as the victim stayed at the place, he never had a problem, only since March 2021 the victim had complained of pain in the back of the head and once called for alternative medicine (acupuncture),” he explained.
Sukadi explained that when the foreigner who was born in Okayama, Japan was found in 1968, he was wearing a white long-sleeved shirt and gray trousers. From the results of the identification officers’ examination, there were no signs of violence.
“At 19.00, the victim’s body was taken to the Sanglah Central General Hospital in Denpasar by using the Denpasar City BPBD ambulance,” explained Sukadi.
The information is not intended to inspire anyone to take similar action. If you experience symptoms of depression with a tendency to suicidal thoughts, immediately consult with those who can help, such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, or mental health clinic.
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