Expat tries to end life for failing to remit

An Asian man tried to commit a suicide by drinking insecticide and liquor at his room in Dubai after failing to meet the financial needs of his family in his home country.

Doctors raced against time to save the man’s life after he was rushed to hospital by his roommate, who works as a taxi driver.

The driver told police that he returned home to find his friend lying on bed in a serious condition and that he found a bottle of insecticide and alcoholic drinks.

The man said his friend had told him that he was suffering from depression because he could not meet the growing financial needs of his family at home.

“Police filed charges of attempting suicide against the Asian after receiving a medical report on his case,” the Sharjah-based Arabic language daily Al Khaleej said without identifying the Asian.

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