by Greshum chikoti
A 45-year-old man in Dowa has hanged himself to a tree after his wife told him to stop drinking beer.
The deceased has been identified as Isaac Nyati from Khombe Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chiwere in Dowa District.
The incident happened on Saturday morning, August 29 2020 at Khombe Village where the deceased was found hanging dead in a nearby garden.
Facts pertaining to the suicide are that; the deceased was a well known drunkard and whenever his wife reasoned with him to stop drinking beer, he would go missing for sometime before he could come back home.
This has been happening for several times and on Friday morning August 28 2020, the deceased left his house pretending that he was going to drink beer at a nearby village.
However, he did not come back home until his wife and the children started looking for him within the village and they were later informed that he was seen hanging dead in a tree in a nearby garden.
The matter was reported to police, who in turn visited the scene and postmortem conducted at Thonje Health Centre established that death was caused due to suffocation secondary to strangulation. No foul play has been suspected.
Sub Inspector Gladson M’bumpha
Dowa Police Public Relations Officer (PRO)