Indian national commits suicide after losing Shs50m to betting

By Francis Mugerwa

Mubende. An Indian national has committed suicide after losing Shs50 million to a betting institution.

Police has identified the deceased as Devana Gireesh, a 23-year old, who was working as a salesman at Navis Distillers Company which is located in Kawempe, a Kampala suburb.

“The deceased hanged self in travellers hotel room number 306 using a bed sheet” said ASP Nobert Ochom, the Wamala regional police spokesperson.

He was found hanging dead by a room attendant, an eye witness said.

The management of travellers hotel then reported the incident at Mubende central police station which dispatched a team of investigators that rushed to the scene. The incident occurred at about 12pm on Friday.

“He left behind a note written in Indian and upon interpretation, he claimed he had bet company money worth Shs50 million and had accumulated hotel bills,” Ochom said.

The deceased’s body was taken to city mortuary pending post-mortem.

According to Police after the post-mortem, the body will be handed over to the relatives for burial arrangements.

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