RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh man charged in the deaths of his wife and 2-year-old daughter attempted to kill himself Tuesday night, but was unsuccessful, according to a report released Thursday.

According to police, Elhadji Diop, 53, had self-inflicted lacerations and had ingested toxic substances when he was taken to WakeMed from his home Tuesday evening.

According to a 911 call, a concerned relative living in Senegal saw a Facebook post by Diop. She contacted another relative in New York City, who called police there. NYPD relayed the message to Raleigh. 

When officers conducted a welfare check at the home in the 5900 block of Farm Gate Road they found Aminata Drame, 40, and her daughter, Fatim Diop, dead in the home.

Elhadji Diop was taken to WakMed with serious injuries.

Raleigh police officers will formally charge Elhadji Diop with the murder of his wife and daughter when he is released from the hospital.

Source: Read more at http://www.wral.com/report-raleigh-man-attempted-suicide-after-killing-wife-daughter/15626769/#6Y8MZfY88dDvD1b2.99

In another development, the Senegambian Community in Raleigh has embarked on a fundraising drive to help sponsor the funeral arraignments for the deceased mum and her daughter. “Foundation Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba , asking your help to cover funeral expences for our 40 yrs old sister Aminata Drame Leye & her 2 yrs old Daughter Fatim Diop , who were murder in Raleigh , NC on 4/5/16, please show your support  for the sake of Allah (“And whatever you spend for his cause, Allah will replace it , and he  is the Best of those who Grant Sustenance.” )Surat 34 Ayat 39 Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajioune. May Allah have mercy on her soul ameen,” a Facebook posting from the Raleigh Senegambian Community stated. So far close to seven thousand dollars have been raised. 

Visit this link to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/sdxtq2hg   

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