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 Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:33 am 
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Sri Lankan maid hangs herself from balcony

August 19, 2005
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SIDON: A Sri Lankan maid committed suicide by hanging herself from the balcony of her employers' apartment in the Haret Saida area in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

According to security reports, residents in the Taamir neighborhood were struck at dawn by the site of a body hanging on a makeshift noose of linen drapes from the third floor of a residential building belonging to the Zein family.

The victim was identified as 18-year-old Sri Lankan Thushara Delrokshi, employed by Hilal Nasser and Rima Faour just 20 days earlier, having only arrived in Lebanon on July 22.
Coroner Afif Khoufaja, who examined the body, indicated that Delrokshi had committed suicide by hanging herself. There were no signs suggesting assault, and the death was estimated to have occurred in the early hours of the morning, he said.

Faour said Delrokshi had been homesick since her arrival in Lebanon and remained unhappy even after she was allowed to contact her family.

According to informed sources, Delrokshi's suicide was most probably caused by a psychological trauma following her parting from her parents and homeland.

South Lebanon Public Prosecutor Aouni Ramadan instructed the body be preserved at the Jbeili Hospital until arrangements are made with the Sri Lankan Embassy for the return of the woman's body to her family in Sri Lanka.


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