By Lamphrang Nongspung
Mawlyngngot: A state lad, Dikanroy Songthiang, who was working with the Dubai based Emirates Printing Press (EPP) committed suicide by hanging himself earlier in the month.
Earlier, the relatives of the 25-year-old Songthiang, who hailed from Mawlyngngot village near Smit in East Khasi Hills, had suspected foul play after receiving the news of his death on May 9. But their suspicion came to an end after a friend of Songthiang, Kyrshanlang Thangkhiew, who also works with the EPP clarified that the former had committed suicide by hanging himself.
“The police, in Dubai, had seized a letter from his (Dikanroy’s) bag which also indicated that he had committed suicide,” Thangkhiew told reporters after the burial of Dikanroy at his village on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Kyrshanlang said that it would be difficult to say what had prompted his friend to take his life. “We tried very hard to help Dikanroy to open up. But sadly in the past one year that we have been working together for, he (Dikanroy) preferred to remain an introvert,” Kyrshanlang said adding that in the past Dikanroy seemed very disturbed.
According to him, Dikanroy seemed unhappy with his job since at least on three occasions he had requested his supervisor to transfer him to another department. He however denied that there was any kind of ill treatment on the part of the company as reported in a section of the media earlier. A bright student, Dikanroy had passed his SSLC and HSSLC in First Division with letters. Later he was forced to discontinue his studies after studying BBA for one year due to the sudden demise of his mother and took up a job in Dubai. His sudden death has left the entire family in a state of shock.