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Elderly man cuts off his private parts because he was sick of being poor

By Mason White 5:05 PM September 6, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
An elderly man tried to commit suicide by cutting off his private parts because he was sick of being poor, police in Nigeria said.

Kebbi State police said that 67-year-old Usmanu Umaru, was rushed to a hospital in critical condition after cutting off his manhood in front of family members.

The nephew of the victim said that he found his uncle lying in bed with severe bleeding while his wife was screaming beside him.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, took the victim to the Federal Medical Center, where he is said to be in critical condition.

A doctor who is treating the victim, confirmed that Umaru is currently receiving treatment, but he is in a coma.

Neighbors of the victim said that Umaru was tired of living in extreme poverty and wanted to commit suicide to end his suffering.

They said that recently, the victim had been talking about suicide.