Barbados: Man found hanging at general merchandise store

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Bridgetown, Barbados: A man was found hanging at a general merchandise store – Daily Depot on Tudor Street, The City on Sunday afternoon.

The dead body is of a 45-year-old – Jagadesh Guli Mirchandani, who was a resident of – #9 2nd Avenue, Valley View, Walkers, St George.

People informed the Police authorities at around 4:30 pm. A doctor was called immediately who declared the 45-year-old dead.

The Police officials informed that the incident took place on the third floor of the building. Apart from this, no other information or update has been provided by the Police officials yet.

Police have not informed that whether there was any suicide note or it is a murder case. While the investigation has commenced by the police authorities.

Suicide data of Barbados between 2002 -2019, per 100,000 population:

According to the data, the average value for Barbados during the period between 2002 – 2019 was 1.13 suicides per 100,000 people, with a minimum of 0.3 suicides per 100,000 people in the year 2002 and a maximum of 2.9 suicides per 100,000 people in the year 2005.

The recent value from 2019 is – 0.6 suicides per 100,000 people. For comparison, the world average in the year 2019 based on 180 countries is 9.49 suicides – per 100,000 people.

The suicide rates have remained the same since year from 2013 to 2019. An estimated 1 million people around the world die by suicide each year. Globally, suicide ranks among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15–44 years.