Saturday, January 10, 2009

Depressed Pakistani severs head with electric saw

DUBAI: A Pakistani businessman, depressed by the impact of the economic crisis, killed himself with an electric saw by almost severing his head at his Sharjah home, Al-Ittihad newspaper said on Friday.

The unnamed man, aged 60, was the boss of several construction firms affected by the international economic credit crunch, AFP reported.

His body was found in a pool of blood on Wednesday, with the electric saw still running, the newspaper said, quoting police in Sharjah, one of the seven emirates making up the United Arab Emirates.

His wife told police that her husband had complained recently about the difficulties he faced because of lack of finance needed for company projects and to honour promises to his clients.

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