POLICE in Auki, Malaita province are investigating an alleged attempted suicide involving a 60-year-old male who set fire to his own dwelling house at Kafomara village, Central Kwara’ae on January 23, 2018.
Provincial Police Commander, Malaita Province, Superintendent Timothy Apaesi says, “The victim lived alone for a few months and became depressed after his wife went to live with her daughter who was married to a man from North Malaita.
“We received a report from the community on the incident and responded accordingly and transported the victim to Kilu’ufi Hospital.
“Luckily people in the village saw what happened and rescued the man from the burning house.”
The victim is now recovering at the Kilu’ufi Hospital.
Apaesi adds: “I want to encourage members of our communities to look after each other and make sure we check our old folks and assist them should they need help so we do not have such sad incidences.”