Aranos man survives suicide attempt

03 Dec 2018 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 03 DEC (NAMPA) – A 21-year-old man allegedly attempted suicide by hanging himself from a tree at Aranos in the Hardap Region on Saturday.
The weekly crime report issued by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Monday said the man survived because the wire he used to hang himself broke.
He was taken to the Aranos State Hospital where he is receiving treatment and is said to be in a stable condition.
In another incident in the Hardap Region, the decomposed body of Immanuel Gariseb was discovered hanging from a tree at Gibeon on Saturday.
Gariseb was last seen around 12h00 on Friday.
No suicide note was left behind and no foul play is suspected. The deceased’s next of kin have been informed.
The police also reported that a Dundee Precious Metals employee, Petrus Helonga, 52, allegedly shot himself with his private pistol in the Soweto residential area in Windhoek.
The incident occurred around 07h00 on Saturday.
No suicide note was left behind and the deceased’s next of kin have been informed.
Meanwhile, Henock Nakale, 20, was shot by an unknown suspect along the Monte Christo Road near the Hakahana informal settlement in Windhoek around 00h30 on Friday.
Nakale was walking with his friends when a bullet struck him in his right leg.
He was admitted to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital and is in a stable condition.
No arrests have been made and police investigations into the matter continue.
(NAMPA)
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