A 25-year-old Congolese national has died by suicide on Saturday morning in Dowa.

The deceased identified as Sewa Kinzowa of Oriental Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) hanged himself at Kawale 1 Location at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa District, Dowa Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Sub Inspector Gladson M’bumpha.

It is reported that the deceased was single and he was staying alone in his house.

“On Saturday morning around 0900hours, the deceased’s brother, Chimanga Mbaya went to check the deceased at his house. However, upon knocking the door of the house, his brother (deceased) could not open the door. The deceased’s brother then became suspicious and broke the door and upon entering into the house, he found his brother hanging dead, “said the PRO.

After noticing the incident, the deceased’s brother reported the matter to police, who in turn visited the scene and took the body to Dzaleka Health Centre for postmortem.

Postmortem conducted at Dzaleka Health Centre established that death was caused due to suffocation secondary to strangulation and no foul play suspected.


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