A 44-year-old man in Nkhata Bay has committed suicide by hanging himself in a tree on Tuesday.

Nkhatabay district police public relations officer, Kondwani James has identified the deceased as Cain Kasambeni Banda.

According to the deceased uncle, Peter Banda, Kasambeni Banda was on Monday, October, 22 caught red handed attempting to defile his 7-year-old sister who was left alone at home.

“Then the deceased uncle, and other villagers wanted to tie the suspect before taking him to police but unfortunately he escaped from his captors and fled to unknown destination.

“He was early in the morning of Tuesday, October 23, found hanging dead in a mango tree behind his house, “said the PRO.

Reports reached Nkhata Bay Police who rushed to the scene and took the body to Nkhata Bay District Hospital for a postmortem which indicated that the man died due to strangulation.

Banda hailed from Chibwana Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mankhambira in the district.

 

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