Casablanca- Is suicide becoming a new social plague in Morocco? After a high-ranking security official committed suicide in Hrawiyin neighborhood in Casablanca last week, a judge committed suicide Monday.
According to Moroccan newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum, a judge from El Jadida committed suicide on Monday in Casablanca after he was charged for corruption.
According to the same source, the judge, who was found dead in his apartment in Casablanca, had already tried to commit suicide by drinking poison two weeks before his death.
Akhbar Al Yaoum reported that the judge was caught receiving a bribe of MAD 780.000 in Mars 2013. After that, the magistrate started suffering severe depression, which led him to eventually commit suicide, leaving behind two children.
The judge’s suicide, according to daily Annass, has shocked people who knew him, including his colleagues.
In the same context, the Ministry of Justice sanctioned two judges in 2013. However, the Ministry refrained from announcing the names of the judges because of the outrageous reactions that a similar list of names had stirred when it was announced in 2012.
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