A 30-year-old man has committed suicide in Ntchisi by hanging himself to the roof of his own house following a quarrel which he had with his brother over food.

Identified as Stenkamu Phillip, the deceased hailed from Kamachenjeza Village in the area of Traditional Authority Vusojere in the district.

A close source to the incident who opted for anonymity for security reasons told Times Maravi that the incident happened during the nights of Sunday and Monday this week in the said Village.

People became suspicious when Phillip could not come out of his house. When they entered the house, they found Phillip hanging dead from the roof of his house.

According to Ntchisi police station, the deceased and his brother Jentala, 28 had gone to a nearby Village to drink beer. Phillip returned home ealrier than his brother and ate all Nsima without leaving some for his brother.

When Jentala came back from the drinking joint and found that there was no Nsima for him, he demanded his Nsima back and started fighting with Phillip until Jentala was unconscious. Phillip thought he has killed his brother and went to his room (Chipinda) to hang himself for the fear of being arrested by police when the issue gets to be known.

A postmortem conducted at Ntchisi District Hospital revealed that death was due to suffocation, a result of hanging after the body was viewed during scene visit and no foul play suspected.


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