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Elderly in Banyuwangi Found Dead Hanging Himself

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Police investigate the crime scene of an elderly person who hanged himself in the Sukowidi area, Klatak Village, Kalipuro District, Banyuwangi Regency,Thursday (10/2/2022). (Special)

NARASINEWS.ID – Hengky Kurniawan, residents of the Sukowidi neighborhood, Klatak Village, Kalipuro District, Banyuwangi Regency, was found hanging dead next to his house, Thursday (10/2/2022) about o'clock 12.00 WIB.

Elderly 74 This year he committed suicide using a slap rope tied to a bamboo pole which is usually installed crosswise to support the roof of a building. The slap rope has been tied tightly to the belandar, Then the victim ended his life by hanging himself.

Head of Public Relations of the Banyuwangi Police, Iptu Lita Kurniawan said, The incident began when the victim's child said goodbye to work at around 1:00 p.m 11.00 WIB. “After no one was home, The victim then committed suicide," said Inspector Lita when confirmed.

Lita still said, This hanging incident was later discovered by neighbors. At that time, neighbors close to the victim's house were repairing the roof of their house. "The neighbor saw the victim hanging on the bamboo platform,added Lita.

The witness then reported the incident to the local RT head and forwarded it to the police. “When we checked at the crime scene, The victim was no longer moving and was hanging from a bamboo platform using a blue slap rope,” explained Lita.

From the results of the medical team's examination, he said, No signs of violence were found on the victim's body. “So the deceased died purely because he hanged himself," he explained.

It is not yet known exactly why the victim ended his life by committing suicide, but from information obtained by the police, The victim had been with his son in Jakarta.

The victim returned home in Banyuwangi more or less still 10 daily. The victim's return also did not provide news to his family in Banyuwangi.

"The victim's child who was in Jakarta also did not contact his family in Banyuwangi. However, the family had accepted the victim's death and did not carry out an autopsy," he concluded.

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