A 54-year-old man in Ntchisi has committed suicide by hanging himself after being caught attempting to rape a woman.
Public Relations Officer at Ntchisi Police Station, Sergeant Gladson M’bumpha identified the deceased as Chimpezeni Bikapu of Katsika village in Traditional Authority Kalumo.
M’bumpha said the incident happened on Wednesday at Katsika Village.
“On Tuesday May 29 2018 the deceased was caught in the house of Nsatiyambe Phiri, 46, of Kajawa Village while attempting to rape his wife but he (deceased) escaped leaving his shirt in the house,” he explained.
M’bumpha added: “On Wednesday at around 9 in the morning, the deceased was summoned by village headman Kajawa where he was questioned pertaining to the matter.”
M’bumpha told YFM that during the hearing, the complainant asked for more time to ponder on whether to involve the matter with police or not.
Following the agreement, the deceased went to his house and hanged himself to the roof of his house and his body was discovered later by his daughter.
Postmortem conducted at Ntchisi District Hospital has shown that death was due to suffocation.