19 Jan 2014 20:10pm
WINDHOEK, 19 JAN (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has expressed concern about the high number of suicides reported in the past few days.
The Head of NamPols Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi said at the weekly crime briefing on Sunday six suicides were reported to the police since Wednesday.
A 14-year-old girl committed suicide inside a classroom at the Troughott Kandorozu Primary School. The school is situated at the Lister Reserve at Rietfontein.
The girl, identified as Himeezembi Ndjavera, allegedly hanged herself with her school uniform belt on Friday morning.
According to Kanguatjivi, it is suspected that the girl committed suicide after failing Grade 6 for the second time while some of her peers were promoted to Grade 7.
She however did not leave a suicide note behind.
Her next of kin have been informed and police investigations continue.
A 17-year-old Jan Möhr Secondary School learner committed suicide in Windhoeks Dorado Park residential area at around 11h00 on Sunday.
The young woman hanged herself with an electrical cord at the Carolina Court flats. According to Kanguatjivi, she tied the cord to a staircase leading to the bedrooms on the upper floor of the residence.
No foul play is suspected, but police investigations continue so we can establish what drove her to take such an action, he said.
Meanwhile, a security guard allegedly shot himself in the Okuryangava residential area in Windhoek on Wednesday. The incident occurred between 20h00 and 21h00.
The man, who is believed to be between the ages of 24 and 26, died on the spot.
The incident occurred at the Uukwamatsi Depot in Ongava Street.
The reason behind the suicide is unknown as he did not leave a suicide note behind.
In an unrelated case, the 31-year-old Elia Kandombo hanged himself with an electrical cord which he tied to the roof beam of the toilet at his home in Hakahanas Omupwaka Street on Thursday.
The motive behind the suicide is not known as Kandombo did not leave a suicide note behind.
His next of kin have been informed and police investigations continue.
A 24-year-old woman committed suicide in Windhoek North on Friday by hanging herself in the shower of the outside building where she stayed.
A suicide note was left behind but the police could not disclose the contents of the note to the media.
Kanguatjivi said foul play is suspected and police investigations continue. The deceased's next of kin have been informed.
At Gobabis, the 40-year-old Frans Gariseb hanged himself inside his home at the Herero Block informal settlement in Gobabis on Tuesday.
It is alleged that Gariseb hanged himself after he had a quarrel with his girlfriend. His next of kin have been informed and police investigations into the matter continue.