06 Jan 2014 15:50pm
WINDHOEK, 06 JAN (NAMPA) - Three people have committed suicide in the Omusati Region since New Year's Day, the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) said on Sunday.
The Head of NamPols Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi told a media briefing a 33-year-old man committed suicide after his wife allegedly laid criminal charges against him following a fight between the two.
The deceased, who has been identified as Simon Fillipus, apparently hung himself with a rope from a tree not far from his home at Okafyakonguti village in the Onesi Constituency.
His partially decomposed remains were discovered by a group of boys scouting the area in search of their cattle.
According to Kanguatjivi, a suicide note left behind by the deceased stated that he did not want to go to prison, and that is why he decided to end his life.
Fillipus committed suicide between 03 and 05 January 2014.
A 23-year-old woman, identified as Severia Ndinelago Kamati, also committed suicide on New Year's Day at her homestead at Okalondo village in the Otamananzi Constituency.
The deceased reportedly hung herself with a rope in her bedroom and her body was discovered at 08h00 by her roommate.
Her body was transported to the Okahao police mortuary where an autopsy will be conducted.
Kamati did not leave a suicide note behind and her next-of-kin have been informed.
The third suicide was that of Kashimba Johannes Natangwe Ndakolute, 23, who killed himself in the early hours of Saturday at Onandjila village near Okahao.
According to Kanguatjivi, the deceased hung himself with a rope under a Maroela tree in a mahangu field near his home.
His body was discovered by his relatives at around 07h00 on the same day, and transported to the Okahao police mortuary for an autopsy.
He did not leave any suicide note behind.