Man from Osajai village in Teso commits suicide after being ditched by lover
Written by Carren Papai
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A somber mood engulfed the residents of Osajai Village Teso North after a 24 year old man committed suicide after a love scam. It is alleged that the deceased Michael Idewa ended his life apparently after a love conflict arose between them before his lover declared it over prompting him to terminate his life.
Speaking to the press in his home, Patrick Idewa Barasa father to deceased, retaliated saying that there was a misunderstanding between the two love birds adding his son is said to have beaten the girl who later ended the friendship.
“ My son was never happy when the girl broke up with him, his behaviors started changing drastically and he refused to eat for almost three days saying he had stomach upset and this worried his mother who kept a close eye on him,’’ said his father.
“He went and bought a rope claiming that it was meant to tighten his curtain which he said had loosened disturbing him, this step left us worrying and his mother vowed to watch his steps and managed to confiscate the rope but he pleaded with her saying that he wanted to tighten the curtain. His mother gave him only to find out in the morning that he had used it to end his life,’’ Added Mr. Barasa
His father sadly said that his wife noted that there was light in the boy’s cottage for a long period saying that it is the suspected time the man was planning to commit the act after writing a letter addressed to Joan Emaah his girl friend who had jilted him.
The dead man cited betrayal in the letter adding that he was disappointed with the girl who jilted him after taking good care of her for a period of ten years. He also wished her all the best and apologized to his parents for inflicting pain on them.
His farther condemned the act saying it is shameful to rise up children in hardship only for them to disappoint their parents, calling on the area youth to engage themselves in fruitful activities and quit idling and stop indulging in love at a tender age
The early morning incident attracted multitudes of people who cried cursing him for taking his own life. Residents shouted in pain urging the youth to involve the old and experienced in matters affecting them in the society.
Confirming the incident, Osajai location assistant chief Daniel Papa called on the youth to embrace education and quit love affairs adding that it is a pity for a young man to have taken his life over what he said could have been controlled through guiding and counseling sessions.
Mr. Papa also advised them to always consult the elders when such issues arise adding that it will be vital for the youth not engage in early marriages and sexual affairs but rather wait for the right time.