By Malisa Playter
A 25-year-old taxi driver was on Thursday morning found hanging from a rafter under his home.
It is believed that Mahendra Sewnarine may have committed suicide because he was refused entry into his home after returning intoxicated on Wednesday night.
According to Sewnarine’s wife, Nandanie Kokil, the 25-year-old taxi driver of Number 79 Corriverton, Region Six, left home at about 17:00hrs on Wednesday to wash his car and returned home at around mid-night, however, given her previous experience with him when he is intoxicated, she refused to let him in the house.
“Because of how he does behave sometimes I don’t open the door and he would sleep in the hammock,” she said. The woman related that on some occasions he would remain in the hammock and sleep.
According to the 23-year-old widow, on several occasions, Sewnarine threatened to take his own life but she never took it as a serious threat.
“When he sober up the next day I would tell him to stop drinking… Sometimes when he drunk he would say that he gon kill himself, but when we talking the next day I would tell him to stop drinking, if he know rum will bring problem,” the grieving woman said.
The discovery was made at 6:00hrs by a neighbour who had gone to the shop located on the same premises.
The neighbour said, “normally the hammock does be there but when I look up there I see him hanging.”