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Update: MUK Student Committed Suicide after Shs18 million Business Loss

posted onSeptember 30, 2019

By Kampala Post Reporter

Ashraf Nsubuga, a government-sponsored student at Makerere University committed suicide after losing huge sums of money to an online business scheme.

Nsubuga a fourth-year student of Medical Radiology was on Sunday found hanging in his room’s entrance at White House, an extension of Nsibirwa Hall at about 12:15 pm. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said police is investigating the matter. “The reason behind his suicide is not yet known. Inquiries still on into this matter,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

Although police are yet to give its findings on the probable cause of the suicide, information obtained from those close to him indicates that he was involved in online network marketing, where he recently lost money to a tune of Shs18 million. Colleagues suspect this money could have been borrowed and was under pressure to pay yet he had nowhere to get it.

Nsubuga hanged himself when the roommate was away for prayers. “By the time he got back, he found the door locked. He tried to peep through the window and saw someone hanging,” Julius Kateregga Makerere University Guild President told the media. The incident comes barely a year after another fourth-year student of Forestry at the same university ended his life by poisoning on September 16, 2018.

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