24 November 2012

Tanzania: Kaloleni Resident's Body Found Hanging From Ceiling

A resident of Kaloleni Area in Arusha City, identified by the name of Dida Mohamed (33), is reported to have been found hanging from a sisal rope tied to the ceiling board of his room.

Regional Police Commander, Mr. Liberatus Sabas said that the incident occurred on November 15, this year at 05:15 am in Kaloleni Area in the City.

He said preliminary investigations had revealed that on November, the deceased asked his son, Abdilah Dida (9) a standard three pupil in Parent School to sleep in the room of another tenant, one Hamza Mushi.

After he had told his son so, he entered into his room and locked the door .

Mr. Sabas said that at 07:00 p.m. he went to the toilet, returned inside, and locked the room again. On the next day the boy knocked the door of their room but the room was not opened.

However, when the boy pushed the door he found the body of his father hanging from the ceiling.

Police collected the body and took it to the Mount Meru Regional Hospital mortuary for preservation and examination.

The Regional Police Commander said that the source of the death has not yet been established but it has been alleged that in the past, the deceased had attempted to commit suicide by drinking poison but was rescued by good Samaritans.

However, Mr. Sabas said that they were continuing with the investigation.

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