Woman, 37, Commits Suicide

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Police in the crossroads town of Gbarnga in Central Liberia have confirmed the death of a 37-year-old woman, who allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday, February 4, in Wainsue, a few miles from Gbarnga.

According to police accounts, the woman identified as Gbanjan Kerkulah alias “Kpelewonnie,” stabbed herself in the stomach with her husband’s cutlass at the Public Works Garage just a stone’s throw from the town of Wainsue; dying instantly.

In a telephone conversation with the commander of the Crime Services Division of the Bong County Police Detachment, Inspector Alvin James, said a team of homicide investigators recorded that the woman stabbed herself several times in her stomach.  

Inspector James told this paper that from the investigators reports, the crime is not linked with foul play as being perceived by many residents of the area.

Police records revealed that in February of last year this woman attempted to take her life, but was rescued by her husband Samuel Mulbah and was taken to the Phebe Hospital for treatment

Our Bong County Correspondent, who visited the crime scene spoke with the husband of the deceased who said his wife killed herself with his farming cutlass.

Mr. Samuel Mulbah told this paper that after coming from the farm in a state of fatigue, he decided to take a rest and was overpowered with sleep.

Samuel Mulbah notified this paper that while asleep, his wife took the cutlass he placed in the attic and stabbed herself in the stomach.

“When I woke up, I only saw my wife lying on her stomach in a pool of blood in the living room,” Samuel Mulbah revealed.

According to Samuel Mulbah his wife has been sick for a protracted period and on several occasions she has attempted to take her life away as a substitute to liberate herself from the bondage of suffering.

“My wife has complained of living in distress on several occasions; threatening to one day commit suicide,” Samuel Mulbah explained to the Daily Observer.

Samuel Mulbah told this paper that he tried to safe his wife’s life by visiting hospitals as well traditional herbalists to no avail. Samuel could not tell exactly the kind of sickness his wife suffered from.

He informed this reporter that his wife left behind a one-year-old child. But unconfirmed reports gathered by this paper in the town of Wainsue revealed that the woman was supposedly deranged. The question on everybody’s lips is how could a mentally deranged person make several attempts on her own life?

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