Man commits suicide in Nkhotakota


By Samuel Duncan


A man identified as Benard Kamija committed suicide Wednesday by hanging himself from a tree in Nkhotakota.


The incident comes barely days after a 15-year-old girl also similarly terminated her life in the lakeshore district.

A family member Yakobe Banda told Times that the father of five committed suicide following alleged family wrangles.

“He quarrelled with his wife months ago and he went to marry another wife whom he was staying with at a family compound, so days later he went to apologize to his first wife and told us that, he wanted to bring him here again.


“So we advised him to find a house for rent for his first wife and let the second wife continue to be with us here, and to our surprise he was found hanging dead to a Mango tree this morning”, said Banda.

Nkhotakota Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer Chisomo Chuma asked for more time before giving more information.

Statistics from Nkhotakota Police Station show that the district has registered six suicide cases in the past two months.

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