Police worried over increasing suicide cases

By JOSEPHINE NAVULA

Just 8 days into the New Year and another worrying trend is rearing its ugly head which the Fiji Police Force is hoping can be tackled early on with everyone?s support.

From the 1st -7th of January 2013, there have been 3 suicide and 8 attempted suicide cases recorded.

Compared to the same period last year there were 4 suicide cases recorded during this period while 3 attempted cases were received.

Over the last 24 hours another suicide case involving a 35 year old was recorded in the Southern Division.

Majority of these cases are a result of differences arising from romantic disputes and disputes amongst family members.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said they are once again requesting everyone?s assistance in preventing this issue from escalating.