In Phalombe, a 27-year-old man identified as James Kumwamba has committed suicide after taking poisoned food.
The district’s police station public relations officer, Sergeant Innocent Moses has confirmed of the incident and said this happened on 25th August, 2020 around 1400 hours, in Mpheni village in traditional authority Mkhumba in the district
“Facts are that the deceased used to do piece works at Phalombe trading center. For the past three days, he has been complaining that his brain has not been working after he lost his mobile phone. Consequently, his mother has found him dead in his house on 25th August 2020, ” Moses explained.
The incident was reported to police where Officers from Phalombe accompanied by medical practitioner from Phalombe Heath Center rushed to the scene.
Medical practitioner examined the body and confirmed that death was due to suffocation secondary to food poisoning.