An Indian computer teacher working at Baa Atoll School on the island of Eydhafushi has been found dead in a suspected suicide.
The Eydhafushi Times, an online newspaper based on the island, identified the teacher as 27 year-old Shathis Raj.
Eydhafushi Island Councilor Mohamed Riza told Minivan News that he was called by the council and informed of the incident at 9:30 am this morning.
‘’I went [to the victim’s house] 10 minutes later and the body had already been taken to the hospital. But I waited and took a look at the scene,’’ Riza said.
Riza said he went to the hospital where he received news that the teacher had been dead for eight hours.
‘’We do not know why he had committed suicide, there are lots of rumors spreading around but I do not wish to say those things because they might not be true,’’ he said.
‘’He was a very friendly teacher and hangs out with islanders,’’ he said. ‘’He has been working on this island for three years and five months.’’
According to Riza, the teacher was admitted to the hospital last week after he attempted suicide by eating some pills.
The Head of Eydhafushi Hospital Ahmed Waheed said the body was brought to the hospital this morning around 10:00am, where doctors pronounced him dead. The body was sent to Dharavandhoo island [in Baa Atoll] to be sent to Male’.’’
Waheed said there were rumors going around saying that the teacher’s suicide was related to his relationship with a woman.