Shopkeeper tries to commit suicide [Archives:2004/767/Local News]

August 26 2004

The owner of a kitchen tool shop from Wadi Al-Madam, Taiz, attempted to commit suicide on Tuesday, August 17th. 40-year-old Mohammed Al-Humaikani tried to kill himself by stabbing his belly with a sharp knife. People and security men came to his aid and transferred him to the Al-Jumhori Hospital in the city of Taiz, and he has now been hospitalized.
“I decided to commit suicide due to my low sales rate. Hardly anybody buys my goods,” the man told YT reporter. “I was in a dilemma as I could not pay the electricity bill and the rent. Also I could no longer sustain my family, which caused me to become depressed and I decided to commit suicide”, he added.