62-year-old African Jumps From Dubai Hotel Over Financial Problems

Gloria Hotel in Dubai internet city,

An elderly African man and former prisoner committed suicide over financial and family problems last week in Dubai, police say. The man jumped from his room window at the fourth floor of the Gloria Hotel in Dubai internet city, it was revealed on Wednesday.

Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Deputy Chief of Dubai Police, said a 62-year old Somali man committed suicide for what was believed to be financial problems he could not solve.

“This man was involved in financial cases and has taken different loans. He was jailed on a charge of defaulting to pay back his dues. The man was suffering from psychological problems too,” Major General Al Mazeina said.

“Investigation revealed that the man was under the influence of alcohol prior committing suicide,” he said. “He was working in Dubai and he was staying at the hotel with his daughter, who was visiting him on a visit visa,” he said.