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Guyana: Father attempts suicide and poison toddler

A man has allegedly attempted to not only kill himself but his child as well, according to police reports.

The man ingested a poisonous substance and admitted feeding the same to his toddler, police said.

The father and child are currently in stable condition in the hospital.

The alleged suicide attempt and attempted murder reportedly occurred during the early hours of Tuesday, May 18 in East Coast, Demerara.

According to reports, the man reportedly told lawmen that following the death of his wife who committed suicide last February, he was left with the financial and social burden of taking care of all their toddlers.

He said this proves depressing and thus he could not cope.