Sharjah: The body of an Indian worker was found hanging at his workplace in Industrial Area No 10 on Tuesday morning, a Sharjah Police official said.

The worker is believed to have committed suicide, the official said.

His Asian workmate told police they tried to free the man’s body when they saw it around 6.40am in an attempt to save his life. But their attempt was in vain as he was already dead.

Police and forensic teams went to the scene after receiving information about the incident. They removed the victim’s body and transferred it to Kuwaiti Hospital and then to the forensic laboratory for an autopsy.

He added that officials took fingerprints and other details from the scene to investigate the matter but so far do not suspect anyone was involved in the incident.

The worker, identified as M.P.M., 31, was reported to have been suffering from financial problems which might have prompted him to end his life.

Police have transferred the case to the Public Prosecution.

The official warned the public, especially workers, to stop thinking about ending their lives, stressing that it is a criminal act in addition to being against the teachings of Islam. He urged people to be patient and to seek advice from religious scholars whenever they have problems.

The incident was the second of its kind in a week. The body of a 21-year-old Afghan worker, identified as S.M., was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his accommodation in Industrial Area No 8 on Friday afternoon, an official at Sharjah Police told Gulf News.

The worker is believed to have committed suicide, the official said.