Four suicides reported over weekend

14 Dec 2014 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 14 DEC (NAMPA) – Four people are reported to have committed suicide over the weekend in the Khomas, Kavango and Omusati regions.
A man took his life after he assaulted his girlfriend, following a heated argument between the two at their home in Hakahana's Omutala Street in Windhoek between 10 and 12 December 2014,
According to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Sergeant Slogan Matheus, the deceased and his girlfriend had an argument which erupted into a fight leading to the assault.
The woman then went to the NamPol to report the matter and was issued a form which she had to take to the hospital for a physical examination.
She returned to the police station with the completed form to have the deceased arrested but when the police arrived at the house, the man was found hanging in the bedroom with a plastic rope.
In the Omusati Region, a man was found hanging under a tree in a field on Sunday morning at around 07h00.
The deceased identified as Immanuel Kutondokwa was seen walking into bushes at Okambala Village at Ruacana at around 06h00. His lifeless body was discovered an hour later.
No suicide note was left behind and his next of kin have been informed.
An unidentified man committed suicide by hanging himself with a wire at residential plots in the town of Outapi in the Omusati Region on Saturday.
The deceased’s body was discovered at around 09h00 by a passerby who alerted the police.
According NamPol, no formal identification was found on the deceased and he was not known in Outapi.
“Only a medical health passport was found on him which indicated that he was treated at Grootfontein on Saturday. We have also not confirmed whether the name on the passport is his real name yet,” Matheus said.
No suicide note was left behind and police investigations continue.
A security guard shot himself with a service shotgun and later died at the Rundu State Hospital on Saturday.
The deceased identified as Kautika Kristof Shetunyenga, 29, an employee at the CIS Security Company in Rundu, allegedly shot himself at the University of Namibia (Unam) Rundu Campus at around 17h00.
He did not leave a suicide note behind. His next of kin has already been informed and police investigations in the matter continue.
(NAMPA)
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