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Cattle farmer stable after attempting suicide

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By Royan Abrams

A West Coast Berbice cattle farmer is now a patient at the Fort Wellington Hospital after attempting to take his own life following an argument with his wife on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

 

News Room understands that at about 11:00 hours, 43-year-old Ricky Ronald of Plantation Foulis, West Coast Berbice was found lying at the back of his yard with a bottle containing what appears to be a poisonous substance.

 

News Room was told that at about 7:00 hours on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Ronald’s wife Indrapatrie Taraz made a report at the Weldaad Police Station against him indicating that he was threatening her. As a result, the police visited her home but Ronald was nowhere to be found.

 

The police were later informed that Ronald was at his aunt’s home where an argument also ensued between him and his aunt and as a result, he left and returned home where he ingested a poisonous substance.

 

Moments later, checks were made for Ronald and he was found by one of his cousin at the back of his yard with a bottle next to his body. He was picked up and rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he was examined by a doctor and admitted. His condition is listed as stable.

 

Investigations are ongoing.

 

If you or anyone you know is feeling depressed and possibly contemplating suicide, please call the Guyana Inter-agency Suicide Helpline which operates 24 hours, and is organised by the Guyana Police Force. Telephone -223-0001, 223-0009, 223-0818 Cellphone – 600-7896, 623-4444.

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