A 70 -year old woman Nyamanda Sinjani on the wee hours of Monday shocked her residents of Kachala village in the area of traditional authority chakhaza in Dowa when she was found hanging in a Chitimbe tree close to her maize field.
According to Dowa Police Publicist Kondwani Kandiado, passersby were baffled to see the old woman hanging herself to a tree with a rope and they quickly alerted her relations who later informed the police.
Reasons as to why the granny committed suicide are not yet established as police investigations are still underway.
Kandiado said, cases of suicide by hanging are now becoming rampant in the district and the law enforcers are shocked with the tendency which is so alarming.
Police records shows that from January this year, Mponela Police alone has registered four cases of similar nature.
“As Police, we are therefore urging members of the general public to visit our Victim support unit where they will meet seasoned counselors because committing suicide is not a remedy to any problem one might encounter” said Kandiado.
This is the first time for Mponela police to record suicide by hanging case committed by a woman.