An Aweil judge has killed himself after the state government turned down his request for financial assistance to seek treatment.

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“The judge killed himself using a pistol and it was found out that he wrote a note saying that he killed himself because the government rejected to fund him in order to seek treatment,” a government official in Aweil said.

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“Now, there is investigation going on to find out what was the reason behind the suicide beside what he wrote in the note,” he added.