Nutritionist with STD commits suicide

September 26, 2019

A NUTRITIONIST from the Ospital ng Maynila (OSMA) reportedly committed suicide in his room in Sampaloc, Manila after he discovered he had a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

The victim, aged 24 and said to be gay, reportedly called up his father and said he could no longer bear the difficulties he was facing before he shot himself in the head.

A probe by SSG Dennis Suba of the Manila Police District–homicide section said the incident took place at around 11:45 a.m. The victim’s parents rushed to his room when they heard a gunshot.

It was learned the victim had been suffering from depression after learning he  acquired syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease, after he had a medical check-up at the Gat. Andres Bonifacio Medical Center.

Police said the victim reportedly feels that he will never get effective treatment and decided to take his own life with a caliber .40 handgun.