A man has allegedly committed suicide in an uncompleted building in Umudiaka, Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu State, after he attempted to kill his younger sister.
Mr Emmanuel Eze, a father of three was said to have taken his life on Sunday 2nd August, about 2 hours after a domestic fracas with his immediate family over a yet-to-be-identified matter.
The deceased was said to be from Eha-Alumona, but resides with his family at Umudiaka.
Eze allegedly tried to strangle his sister during the fracas that occured on Sunday morning.
According to Vanguard, residents said that the late Eze would have strangled his younger sister if not for the intervention of neighbours who rushed to his house and stopped him, when his wife, Mary, raised an alarm.
“He strangled his younger sister to the point that blood was coming out from her ears and nostrils. He equally kept a pestle by the side. However, given the intervention of the neighbourhood who rushed to the scene, the girl was rescued. She is now hospitalized at the Divine Mercy Hospital in Nsukka Metropolis,” A source said.
Hours later after trying to strangle his sister, Eze was found dead hanging from an uncompleted building.
It was suspected that Eze may have considered taking his own life for the fear that his younger sister might die from the injuries she sustained when he attacked her.
Residents who identified the deceased said that he collects rate for the local government at a livestock market, in Ikpa.
According to the spokesperson of the Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the incident, the officers of Nsukka Urban Division have moved to the scene and are currently handling the situation.
Ndukwe added that thorough investigations have commenced to unravel the circumstances that could have led to the act.