48-year-old takes his life after marriage fails

first_imgBy Kristen MacklingamThe body of Mohanlall Udairaj, 48, was found hanging inside his bedroom early yesterday (Thursday) morning by his sister-in-law and nephew who had visited the home following concerns raised by the dead man’s neighbours.Tuladai Raj the sister-in-law said that she and her son made the shocking and ghastly discovery around 07:30h on Thursday at the Lot 143 Hope West, Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) residence.She explained that her husband, brother of the deceased, had arrived at Udairaj’s home earlier to collect some documents but after receiving no answer he returned home.Subsequently, the now dead man’s neighbours telephoned Raj to voice concerns that they had not seen her brother-in-law for over three days and implored that the family “check up” on him.“The neighbours said the downstairs of the house was open but the upstairs lock up and his bicycle in the same position for days, meaning he didn’t use it and that is what he uses anytime he leaves the house. So I come with my son, up the stairs and push the front door which was open and I see his body hanging in his bedroom. His bedroom door was open so you can see in from the front door and when I see I rush out,” Raj stated.According to the distraught woman, Udairaj’s neighbours were already alert and in the yard waiting for her to give them feedback.The neighbours had become worried after the man’s wife of 16 years allegedly ended the relationship with him some four months ago, taking away his two daughters and her daughter whom he had also raised.“They suspect something was wrong, from the slight smell in the house, the actions of the two puppies he took care of running up and down the steps not coming out. He premeditate this you know, his wife left him months now and for the past three weeks he told my son that it don’t make sense living and living alone and so. We talk to him over and over and over but we didn’t expect him to do something like this,” she related.Guyana Times was told that Udairaj’s daughters are ages 13 and one year. His step-daughter is said to be 17 years old.last_img read more