By Caphus Limbie
A 69-year-old man Levison Lington was on Monday November 06, 2023, found dead after he hanged himself to the roof of his house at Khombe Madzi, in Dowa district.
Public Relations Officer for Dowa Police Station Sergeant Alice Sitima said on the material day at around 07:00hrs, Lington’s wife, Sautsamanja Jonas left for a maize mill leaving him working around the house.
Upon returning back, she found Lington lying dead at the verandah of their house after the rope he used to hang himself, was cut off due to his weight.
Sitima added that from the note he left, Lington obtained loans from three different village banks who approached him to pay back but failed.
“When confronted again in September he promised to pay back the money during the month end of October, 2023 but due to reasons beyond his control, he failed to honour the promise and hanged himself.” Said Sitima.
The matter was reported to Mvera Police who rushed to the scene accompanied by medical personnel from Mvera mission hospital.
Postmortem conducted established that the death was due to suffocation secondary to strangulation.
Meanwhile, Police in the district are advising people to refrain from taking their own lives but rather, seek counseling from relevant authorities to avoid similar deaths.