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Teenager commits suicide in Bvumbwe, Thyolo

Written by  Yamikani Yapuwa

Blantyre, May 16, 2018: An 18–year–old boy has committed suicide by hanging himself in Thyolo, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has learnt.

Limbe Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Widson Nhlane, told Mana on Tuesday that the deceased, Yamikani Bakuli, went missing on Thursday last week after leaving his home to seek employment in Limbe.

“According to the deceased’s uncle, Willard Chifufuteni, Bakuli went missing on May 10, 2018 after he said he was going to Limbe to look for a job.

“Surprisingly, on May 13 during day time, he was found hanging on the rafters of his house,” said Nhlane.

The deputy Police PRO further said the dead body was later taken to Bvumbwe Health Centre in Thyolo where postmortem results showed that death was due to suffocation.

Meanwhile, Police is appealing to people across the country to share their problems with someone else in the neighborhood or report to Victim Support Unit for possible solution, instead of committing suicide.

The deceased hailed from Sakoma Village in the area of Traditional Authority Bvumbwe in Thyolo.

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