13 September 2018

Malawi: Man Commits Suicide On Suspected Cheating By His Wife

Dedza — A 32 year old man identified as Chrispin Thekison, has died by hanging himself on the beam of his house after suspecting his wife of having an extra marital affair.

According to Dedza Police Public Relations Officer, Sub Inspector Edward Kabango, the deceased committed suicide on the night of September 10, 2018 in his bedroom when his wife was fast asleep in another room and was found hanging dead in the morning.

He said post-mortem results conducted at Dedza District Hospital showed that the deceased died of suffocation.

The deceased hailed from Daniel Village in Traditional Authority Kasumbu in Dedza.

Meanwhile, police have arrested a 44 year old man identified as Gabriel Katheke, for attempted suicide by drinking pesticides after suspecting his wife of having a love affair with another man.

"This incident happened on the 8th of this month (September) at Kalilombe Village, T.A. Kamenyagwaza, he was rushed to the hospital where he was admitted and was arrested soon after being discharged," he said.

Gabriel Katheke hails from Kalilombe Village, T.A. Kamenyagwaza in Dedza.

The Police have condemned the act of committing suicide, saying it is not the way to solve problems. Kabango has advised members of the public to seek advice from other people like religious leaders and chiefs among others if they have problems.

The warned the general public that attempting suicide is an offence.

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