A homeless commits suicide
JAKARTA (JP): A homeless man hanged himself at the Basuki Rahmat flyover in the Prumpung area of East Jakarta in the early hours of Saturday, a witness said.
The victim, identified as Tatang, 60, was often seen in the area, said Hamdani, a local vendor.
Hamdani said Tatang looked upset the past few days. "But I don't know why. Probably, he could not repay his debts."
Hamdani said Tatang hanged himself by tying together a rope, an advertising banner and his sarong. One end of this makeshift rope was tied to the fence running along the flyover.
The suicide caused a traffic jam along the usually busy street under the flyover. Police personnel were able to clear the traffic at about 7:30 a.m.
The East Jakarta Police are investigating the incident. (06)