Man commits suicide by poison PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:53

by DAN TORIBIO

A 38-year old man died after drinking a toxic pesticide at his house in Sitio Barlak, Cabaluay last Monday.

Police identified the victim as Gangerico Layok Ortega, married.

Police investigation showed that the victim’s wife, Madelyn, heard her husband screaming in Chavacano dialect “Ya toma yo Thiodan,” meaning that the victim took Thiodan, a deadly pesticide.

The man then vomited, a situation which prompted neighbors to order him to take coconut milk and sugar.

The man stood up but collapsed and fell unconscious after about 30 minutes.

The victim was rushed to the hospital onboard the barangay vehicle but when the group reached Culianan, Madelyn noticed that her husband had stopped breathing.

Madelyn then asked that her husband be brought back to their residence.

Investigation showed that the couple had been quarreling the past days due to a financial problem.  (Dan Toribio)