A 43-year-old man in Dowa has died by hanging himself to the roof of his kitchen over unknown reasons.

Dowa Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Sub Inspector Gladson M’bumpha has confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Pilirani Chika.

According to reports, the deceased’ brother Haswell Chika received information that his brother Pilirani Chika had hanged himself to the roof of his kitchen.

“Upon hearing the matter, he rushed to the scene and confirmed about the incident and upon being questioned, the deceased wife expressed ignorance to have family disagreements for the past days,” said M’bumpha.

The deceased wife further told his in-law that he left the deceased while preparing to go to the garden.

The matter was reported to police who in turn took the body to Dzaleka Health Centre where postmortem conducted revealed that death was caused due to suffocation secondary to strangulation. No foul play suspected.

Meanwhile, police in Dowa have expressed worry over the increase in suicide cases and advised the general public to refrain from committing suicide rather than seeking guidance from relevant authorities.

The deceased Pilirani Chika of Mengwe 1 Village in Traditional Authority Mkukula in Dowa District committed suicide on Tuesday afternoon at Mengwe 1 Village.


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