A 34-year-old Tacarigua joiner who previously threatened to commit suicide yesterday made good on his promise and hanged himself at his home.
Davindra Boodram killed himself during a Skype online video chat with his girlfriend in the US.
Skype is an internet program that allows users to make free audio and video calls through their computers.
Boodram, police said, ended his life around 11.45 a.m. at his Bally Trace, Huggins Street, Tacarigua, home.
During the conversation, police said, Boodram took an electrical cord which he used as a clothesline in his room and hanged himself while his girlfriend looked on through the video feed.
The woman telephoned one of Boodram’s sisters and informed her what happened.
Boodram’s relatives, who live nearby, rushed inside and found him hanging from a rafter.
Police were notified and a team of officers from the Arouca Police Station and the Region II Homicide Bureau, led by Sgt Learie Figaro and PC Coombs, visited the scene and began investigations.
Officers said they were told by Boodram’s relatives he had previously threatened to take his life, but his threats were not taken seriously, even though he complained of feeling depressed.
His girlfriend had recently spent six weeks in Trinidad and only returned to the US two weeks ago where she lives. Boodram had a 12-year-old son from a previous relationship, police said.