Abu Dhabi: A 29-year-old Indian worker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his home in Sharjah’s Al Nahda area, media reported on Tuesday.
The worker’s roommates returned in the evening and found him hanging. They informed the police and the body was later transferred to the forensic department for post-mortem, Emirates 24/7 news portal reported.
The police have collected forensic evidence from the spot.
“We are questioning the relatives and friends of the deceased to ascertain the reason for the suicide,” police said.
Around 100 Indians have committed suicide in the United Arab Emirates every year since 2011.
On World Suicide Prevention Day, Facebook is tightening its policies around self-harm, suicide and eating disorder and has announced its plan to hire a health and well-being expert to join its safety policy team.
“Earlier this year, we began hosting regular consultations with experts from around the world to discuss some of the more difficult topics associated with suicide and self-injury. These include how we deal with suicide notes, the risks of sad content online and newsworthy depiction of suicide,” Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety, Facebook, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.
The social media giant has been working on suicide prevention measures since a few years now and in 2017, it introduced its artificial intelligence (AI)-based suicide prevention tools.
“…We’ve made several changes to improve how we handle this content. We tightened our policy around self-harm to no longer allow graphic cutting images to avoid unintentionally promoting or triggering self-harm, even when someone is seeking support or expressing themselves to aid their recovery,” Davis added.