Russian kills himself with home-made guillotine

4th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

A Russian engineer killed himself using a guillotine he constructed in the bedroom of his home near Moscow, a report said Friday.

The man's mother said her son had shut himself in his bedroom for days, saying he wanted to build a cupboard, according to the report in the Tvoi Den daily, which also published photographs and sketches of the contraption.

His body was found jammed in the "strange construction" which used a metal plate -- attached to a plank and weighted with large water bottles -- as a blade.

The man, a divorcee in his forties, lay on the floor beneath and triggered the guillotine himself, the report said.

He had reportedly suffered psychiatric problems for more than 20 years, the report added.

© 2010 AFP

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