A 55-year old Corentyne woman and her 17-year-old daughter have committed suicide, sending shockwaves through the East Berbice village of Crabwood Creek.Madojri Sawh and Diana Sawh of Grant 1802 Crabwood Creek died days apart after ingesting a poisonous substance.
The mother died on Friday, September 23rd, and the daughter died last Friday, September 30. They were both hospitalised after ingesting the substance on Tuesday, September 22.
Reports are that the teen girl, apart from borrowing some money, had pawned some of her mother’s items to help her boyfriend fix his car, which was involved in an accident. The former student of Line Path Secondary School was supposed to get the money to uplift her mother’s items from the pawnshop on September 22. However, she was unable to do so, and the mother became frustrated.
After taking the poisonous substance, the mother was rushed to the Skeldon Hospital by relatives. It was there that they learnt that the daughter had likewise ingested a poisonous substance. According to her brother, Ms Sawh was traumatised after her mother had drunk the poisonous substance.
Their deaths have sent a strong message across the board that much more has to be done to help curb the scourge of suicide, especially in Berbice.