An 18-year-old youth has committed suicide by hanging using a rope, Nsanje Police Station Public Relations Officer (PRO), Sub Inspector Agnes Zalakoma has confirmed.

She identified the deceased as Yassin Kaliyati of Mozalande Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mbenje in the District, saying the incident happened in the evening of August 17, 2020.

“The deceased left home on August 16, 2020, to an unknown destination without informing anyone and returned the following day in the afternoon where he found his elder sister who gave him food but he refused and went straight to his house.

“In the evening of the same day, August 17 2020, the deceased’s mother thought of asking him why he did not eat only to find him hanging dead to the roof upon opening the door to his house,” Zalakoma  said.

PRO said the deceased’s mother immediately rushed to Chiromo Police Post to report the matter.

“Police visited the scene and took the dead body to Kalemba Health Centre where postmortem conducted established that death was due to strangulation. There is no foul play suspected,” she added.

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