A Greek Version of Death of a Salesman: Pensioner Committs Suicide So Family Can Receive His Life Insurance Compensation
By Marianna Tsatsou on July 27, 2012 in News
The local community of Heraklion is shocked by a new suicide committed yesterday, July 25 on Crete. A pensioner jumped from his balcony, unable to deal with his financial problems.
More specifically, the suicide victim left a letter behind, which was found by his brother. The retired police officer wrote that he could not afford to pay for his daughters wedding and thus, he did not have any other choice but to kill himself.
The coroner on duty, who was called to examine the dead body, told on a local radio station that Although Ive done more than 20,000 autopsies in Greece and the USA, I dont feel strong enough to examine the corpse of a father who killed himself because he could not find the money needed to pay his daughters upcoming wedding.
The latest reports on the pensioners suicide show that the retired policeman committed suicide so that his beloved family could receive money from his long-term life insurance policy.