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Elderly woman found hanged in Sandakan

KOTA KINABALU: An 82-year-old woman in Sandakan was found hanged in her room on Saturday.  

Her daughter discovered her mother hanging by a rope from the ceiling of her room at about 4.25pm when she visited her.  

It is learnt that the woman had been living with pain and discomfort for several years due to illnesses prior to her death.  

Sandakan police chief Asst Comm Mohd Azhar Hamin on Sunday ruled out foul play.  

He said according to the woman's daughter, her mother had been feeling stressed and was unhappy about her condition.  

She also said that her mother had been saying that she could not bear with her illnesses anymore.  

The woman's body has been sent to the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan.  

Those who have problems or facing depression can call the Befrienders Kota Kinabalu at 088-255788.

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