03 March 2011

Pakistani man commits suicide

Televizaun Timor-Leste, February 22, 2011 language source: Tetun - A Pakistani who was doing business in Timor-Leste was found dead in his kitchen. It is believed to be a suicide. The late Mazaer Ali, who was married with Virginia da Costa, had stayed in Timor-Leste for two years and they were blessed with a daughter from their marriage.

Virginia da Costa, the wife, said that they never had any serious problems, adding that she knew nothing about what caused her husband to kill himself.

"He was drunk and I told him that it was almost evening and therefore you have to go sell the "Terang Bulan" cakes, but he replied it was none of my business and this was the small quarrel we had. We have never had any serious problems so far," da Costa said.

The Criminal Investigation Service (SIC) and the United Nations Police are conducting an investigation at the scene in order to find out what pushed Ali to commit suicide.

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