Police foil prisoner’s suicide attempt

Police foil prisoner’s suicide attempt

Officers at the Vieux Fort Police station yesterday foiled a suicide attempt by a young prisoner.

According to reliable information reaching the Times, the incident occurred shortly after 4: pm.

The young man had been arrested for burglary and had been in his cell for a few hours.

He is reported to have been wearing a short trousers – the type of which has a short cord that is used to secure the waist of the garment.

It is reported that the youth, said to be in his twenties, took out the short cord, tied it to the prison bars and secured the other end to his neck in the suicide bid.

Police officers, who usually make hourly checks on their prisoners, happened to do so earlier, it is reported.

The lawmen found the young prisoner hanging from the cord, took him down and immediately began administering CPR.

The fire service, which was summoned, conveyed the youngster to hospital.

He is back in police custody under round the clock watch.

The Times has been informed that it was the second such suicide attempt at the Vieux Fort police station, foiled as a result of the vigilance of officers there.

One source explained that some persons who are arrested by the police for criminal offences may at times lose their sense of reason and consider suicide as an option.

The young prisoner in question is reported to have indicated that a sense of frustration because of always seeming to be in trouble with the law, drove him to try to take his own life.

Some three years ago, the lifeless body of 22 year old Chakadan Daniel of Micoud was found dead in a cell at the Micoud police station.

Police said he had been found hanging from his cell after having been arrested two days prior for escaping lawful custody, assaulting a police officer and damaging property.

An inquest into Daniel’s death found that he had been unlawfully killed.

 

12 Comments

  1. playstore
    May 26, 2016 at 12:28 pm Reply

    if he he was successful to hang him self they would blame the police. It is so simple for prisoners to hang themselves in the cell

    1. mercifull
      May 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm Reply

      Police has a duty, when someone is arrested before putting the accused person in the cell they are suppose to be search and confescate any rope, cord,string or sharp instruments the accused person might have in his or her possession

      1. Anonymous
        May 27, 2016 at 6:06 am Reply

        So yuu mean they have to confiscate the rope that’s preventing yuh pants from falling too? Smh ridiculous!!

  2. Lucian
    May 26, 2016 at 1:32 pm Reply

    They should have let him die. One less prick eating my tax money

    1. mercifull
      May 26, 2016 at 2:52 pm Reply

      What happen to innocent until proven guilty

    2. ServantofYAH
      May 26, 2016 at 7:39 pm Reply

      A life is better than money. Every day someone is alive is a chance for him or her to change an serve the Most High and live a positive life.. No sin is greater than the other. Don’t call for death for someone when you sin as well.

    3. Anonymous
      May 27, 2016 at 9:32 am Reply

      Savage

  3. Guava Jelly
    May 26, 2016 at 1:35 pm Reply

    Where is the Chaka Dan line coming in from? Is somebody trying to say something. Note that the inquest has already reached the conclusion of wrongful death in that case. Also why have we not heard of the previous case until now. Please don’t try to use fhat psycho on us.

    G.J

  4. Archo
    May 26, 2016 at 2:02 pm Reply

    Police officers, who usually make hourly checks on their prisoners, happened to do so earlier, it is reported.
    The lawmen found the young prisoner hanging from the cord, took him down and immediately began administering CPR.

    I smell a rat.

  5. Southern Bolom
    May 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm Reply

    Yeah right. Sounds fishy to me. I could not help laughing out of mistrust of the police. Why was he wearing shorts with a string?

  6. Lucid
    May 27, 2016 at 6:39 am Reply

    It does look like the police can do anything right in the eyes of many. Had the young man died the story would have been that the police killed him. In this case the police saved the man’s life and some see – something fishy. Is it a case where we pray that the police always fail? Hope not. Some of us will never understand the importance of the police until we find ourselves in a situation where they have to risk their lives to save ours. We need them more, much more than we think.

  7. Anonymous
    May 27, 2016 at 7:19 am Reply

    You so right LUCID, only negative comments. Shame on you LUCIANS

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