A 17-year old girl identified as Navy Chingola, has committed suicide in Ndirande Township in Blantyre.
The incident occurred on Monday around 18:00hrs at Ndirande Mapuloti.
Nancy was left home alongside her brother when their mother went for business at Ndirande Market.
At around the midday, Nancy’s brother left her to one of his friends in the same neighborhood while Nancy was washing her clothes.
On her return from the market, at around 18:30 hours, the mother found the daughter hanging dead on a piece of rope in her bedroom.
With the help of her neighbours, the mother untied the lifeless daughter from the rope and laid her down.
She reported to Ndirande Police Station and police officers rushed to the scene.
They took her body to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where death was certified as due to strangulation.
The deceased was from Lundu village Traditional Authority Lundu in Chikhwawa District.
Meanwhile, Police is appealing to all youths not to take their lives no matter how hard the situation is.