Another Essequibo suicide

Guyana Chronicle
June 9, 2001

ANOTHER Essequibian has committed suicide, Police reported earlier this week.

The victim is 21-year-old Balram Khanhai, of Walton Hall, Essequibo Coast.

He died on Monday after ingesting a poisonous substance used for spraying pests in rice fields and reports said he appeared to have had personal problems.

Meanwhile, other Essequibians expressed concern about the number of young people who have succumbed that way over the years and called for counselling centres to be established in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam).