The Fiji Police Force is concerned with the increase in suicide and attempted suicide cases being reported. Yesterday three cases of attempted suicide were reported.
In first incident a 17 year old form 6 student was found behaving in a disorderly manner and was conveyed to hospital by school teacher on duty and was confirmed by doctor that he consumed paraquat.
The student is admitted under observation.
In second incident a 53 year old farmer of Kavanagasau, Sigatoka consumed ½ glass of Glabosite (weed killer) after having dispute with his wife.
The victim was conveyed to Sigatoka hospital now admitted at Mens Ward under observation.
In third incident a 67 year old female of Walana, Vunivutu, Labasa consumed ½ glass of chemical Amane after suffering from stomach ache for a long time.
The victim is admitted at Labasa hospital.
Police have recorded 35 suicide and 48 attempted suicide cases so far this year.
POLICE MEDIA CELL