Hong Kong – Manslaughter and suicide in Tai Po

Manslaughter and suicide in Tai Po

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     Police are investigating a manslaughter and suicide case in Tai Po yesterday (January 23) in which a 31-year-old man and his 62-year-old mother died.



     About 3.40am yesterday, Police received a report that a fire broke out from a unit on On Po Lane and dense smoke was seen. It was also reported that a man was found collapsed on the podium of a building on On Po Lane, who was suspected to have fallen from height.



     Police officers sped to the scene and located the 31-year-old man. Sustaining serious head injuries, he was certified dead at scene. Firemen later forcibly opened the door to enter the unit and put out the fire, a 62-year-old woman was found collapsed inside the bedroom. Sustaining serious hand injuries, the woman was sent to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital in unconscious state and later certified dead at 4.48am.



     Initial investigation revealed that the man had suspectedly attempted to commit suicide and set fire in the unit before falling.



     Post-mortem examinations will be conducted later to ascertain the cause of their deaths.



     Active investigation by the District Crime Squad of Tai Po is underway.



     Around 250 residents were self-evacuated to places of safety in the incident.

Hong Kong – Suicide and body found case in North Point reclassified as murder and suicide

Suicide and body found case in North Point reclassified as murder and suicide

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     Police today (April 25) reclassified a suicide and body found case in North Point yesterday as murder and suicide in which an 83-year-old man and his 85-year-old wife died.

     At about 7.13pm, Police received a report from a man that his father was found hanging and his mother was lying unconsciously inside a unit on Fort Street, North Point.

     Police officers sped to the scene. The 83-year-old man was found hanging with a rope and his 85-year-old wife was found collapsed inside the unit. The duo were rushed to Ruttonjee Hospital in unconscious state for medical treatment and were later certified dead at 7.46pm and 7.51pm respectively.

     Initial investigation revealed that wounds were found on the neck of the woman, suspectedly the result of an assault.

     Post-mortem examinations will be conducted later to ascertain the causes of their deaths.

     Investigation by the District Crime Squad of Eastern District is underway.

Troopel.com #Shaan-E-Kisan Series – Why the food giver of the country is forced to commit suicide?

India is an agrarian country with most of its population depending directly or indirectly on the farmers for livelihood and food consumption. However, this sector has been experiencing a lot of crisis since the past few decades, most of which include the increasing rate of farmer’s suicide in the country. Farming in India is a profession filled with many financial uncertainties. Most of the farmers in India do not have enough money to run their livelihood or send their children to schools. To meet the basic needs of their families, they have to take loans from the banks.

Even after producing food for the country, farmers find themselves in huge debts. They need money to service their loans, fund the next agricultural season, and support their family. Hence, they take fresh loans. The debt cycle continues. Loan recovery processes may be initiated, and these are often unethically aggressive, even bordering on the criminal. Without any hope or a way out, farmers commit suicide to end their problems and pain.

Most farmers in India commit suicide due to increasing debt, lack of irrigation and farming facilities, profit failure in cultivation, high input cost, climate change, and other factors leading to the ruin of crops. According to statistics, since 1995, 2, 96,438 farmers have committed suicide.

Significantly, since 2013, the government has been collecting the statistics of farmers’ suicides. According to this, every year, 12 thousand farmers end their lives. Neck deep in debts, they are unable to bear the agriculture losses. According to the government, in 2015, a total of 12,602 people, directly or indirectly related to agriculture committed suicide. Of these, 8,007 were farmers while 4,595 people were working as agricultural laborers. Out of the total 1, 33,623 suicide cases in India in 2015, 9.4 percent were the farmers who killed themselves.

In 2015, Maharashtra recorded the highest number of suicides by 4,291 farmers, while Karnataka stood second with 1,569 suicides. It is followed by Telangana (1400), Madhya Pradesh (1,290), Chhattisgarh (954), Andhra Pradesh (916), Tamil Nadu (606). The number of farmers who committed suicide in 2013 was 11,772 and in 2014 were 12,360.

The data given here clearly shows the situations the food giver of the country is facing. The people and the country need to wake up and support them to ease their problems. How will a country survive without its food producer?

For other news related to the farmers, keep reading troopel.com

Troopel.com #Shaan-E-Kisaan Series – Why the food giver of the country is forced to commit suicide?

India is an agrarian country with most of its population depending directly or indirectly on the farmers for livelihood and food consumption. However, this sector has been experiencing a lot of crisis since the past few decades, most of which include the increasing rate of farmer’s suicide in the country. Farming in India is a profession filled with many financial uncertainties. Most of the farmers in India do not have enough money to run their livelihood or send their children to schools. To meet the basic needs of their families, they have to take loans from the banks.

Even after producing food for the country, farmers find themselves in huge debts. They need money to service their loans, fund the next agricultural season, and support their family. Hence, they take fresh loans. The debt cycle continues. Loan recovery processes may be initiated, and these are often unethically aggressive, even bordering on the criminal. Without any hope or a way out, farmers commit suicide to end their problems and pain.

Most farmers in India commit suicide due to increasing debt, lack of irrigation and farming facilities, profit failure in cultivation, high input cost, climate change, and other factors leading to the ruin of crops. According to statistics, since 1995, 2, 96,438 farmers have committed suicide.

Significantly, since 2013, the government has been collecting the statistics of farmers’ suicides. According to this, every year, 12 thousand farmers end their lives. Neck deep in debts, they are unable to bear the agriculture losses. According to the government, in 2015, a total of 12,602 people, directly or indirectly related to agriculture committed suicide. Of these, 8,007 were farmers while 4,595 people were working as agricultural laborers. Out of the total 1, 33,623 suicide cases in India in 2015, 9.4 percent were the farmers who killed themselves.

In 2015, Maharashtra recorded the highest number of suicides by 4,291 farmers, while Karnataka stood second with 1,569 suicides. It is followed by Telangana (1400), Madhya Pradesh (1,290), Chhattisgarh (954), Andhra Pradesh (916), Tamil Nadu (606). The number of farmers who committed suicide in 2013 was 11,772 and in 2014 were 12,360.

The data given here clearly shows the situations the food giver of the country is facing. The people and the country need to wake up and support them to ease their problems. How will a country survive without its food producer?

For other news related to the farmers, keep reading troopel.com