Mentally challenged man commits suicide in Mangochi

Mangochi: A 45 year old mentally challenged man identified as lmran Adam has died after hanging himself to tree in Mangochi, Police confirmed to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Thursday.

Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Mangochi Police Station, Sergeant Amina Daudi told Mana that the incident occurred in the morning of June 6, 2018 at Skull Rock Estate Forest in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Jalasi in Mangochi.

She said according to the deceased’s uncle Duncan Kassim, Adam developed mental disorder in 2016 and on Tuesday afternoon he was reported missing from his home.

His relatives embarked on a search for him and they later found Adam’s body hanging to a tree with strings made from tree barks, the PRO explained.

She said the matter was reported to Mangochi Police Station whose officers visited the scene of the incident together with medical personnel and postmortem conducted at Mangochi District Hospital confirmed that death was due to suffocation.

Adam hailed from Malekano Village in the area of TA Jalasi in Mangochi

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA