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Freezer suicide claim by police

IT has emerged that a Nepalese man, who was found dead in a freezer last week, committed suicide.

Police confirmed there was no foul play in the death of Bishnu Prasad Bastola, whose body was frozen solid when his colleagues found it last Tuesday at his labour accommodation in Tubli.

An autopsy report was yesterday submitted to his employer, Adel Kadhem Alkhunaizi, who confirmed the 28-year-old took his own life.

"According to a police report, no one was with him at the time of the incident and there were no marks on his body," he said.

"So they don't suspect anyone for any wrong doing and confirmed he had killed himself.

"We have submitted documents to the Nepal Embassy in Riyadh for the repatriation process."

The Interior Ministry confirmed there was no criminal suspicion involved.

The GDN reported that Mr Bastola had complained to his supervisor that someone was stealing his food from the same freezer and asked for a CCTV camera to be installed there.

His body was discovered just one day before his brother, who also works in Bahrain, was due to return home on a two-month holiday.

Mr Bastola worked for Alkhunaizi Insulation Systems, a division of Alkhunaizi Companies Group, and his colleagues found him 12 hours later lying on his back inside the freezer - with his eyes closed, his legs bent, his left hand covering his face and his right arm resting above his stomach. aneeqa@gdn.com.bh



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