Pakistani man who attempted suicide confirmed to have psychic disorders

DUBAI — A 27-year-old Pakistani national who last Sunday stirred a 'high-tension' suicide drama at Qusais Industrial Area has been shifted to the psychiatric department at Rashid Hospital for an intensive examination.


Amira Agarib

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Published: Sun 2 Jul 2006, 11:58 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:05 PM

Reports from the hospital seem to confirm that Shamsul Ameen is given to severe psychological problems even as the police have urged the manager of the company where he is employed to arrange to send him back to Pakistan.

Ameen is still unable to answer questions, remember his name or even to explain the immediate provocation for the suicide bid.

An employee of Saleh Company, where Ameen was employed, told the police that he had worked for only nine months. “During this period, he had no financial problems and was also on good terms with everyone."

Ameen had disappeared from his workplace seven days before he surfaced atop a power pylon and attempted to end his life.

At the time, none of his colleagues or friends had any inkling about his whereabouts. Clad in just pajamas, his bare-chested dance and death-daring fervour atop the pylon close to the Sharjah-Dubai border had made headlines in most newspapers.

The mentally disturbed man was finally coaxed by the police to climb down from his precarious perch after passers-by and police personnel at the scene had, for hours, tried without avail to convince him on the futility of his decision.

Ameen had, at 6pm in the evening, asked for water after a sudden change of mind.

Both the Sharjah and Dubai police had rushed to the site but the case was referred to Qusais police station.

A source in Quasis police station has denied media reports that the case had been transferred to Sharjah.

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