University of Malawi student commits suicide

Grief has engulfed University of Malawi’s main constituency, Chancellor College (Chanco) following the sudden demise of a second year student who according to reports committed suicide following disagreements with her boyfriend.

The deceased Janet Chapita is a bachelor of education second year student and met her fate in the wee hours of Wednesday.

She is said to have died from drug overdose according to Nyasa Times Chanco sources and her body was on Thursday taken to College of Medicine where autopsy results confirmed the incident.

Chapita: Suicide

According to information Nyasa Times sourced, Chapita had an argument with her boy lover identified as Abel Maruwo, a fourth year mathematics student at the Malawi Polytechnic.

Efforts to talk to Maruwo were fruitless as his mobile was out of reach.

Meanwhile there was no official comment from the Police and family members as well.

But according to an announcement monitored on a Chanco Live Facebook page there was confirmation of Chapita’s death.

Reads the announcement: “death has been announced of Janet Chapita who until her untimely death was 2nd year student at chancellor college. Rest in peace.”

This prompted sorrow comments that poured on Chapita’s official Facebook page from her friends who were seemingly in state of shock over her death.

Among those that sent their messages of condolences on her wall included Jesinta Sonia Matemba who wrote , “just because of a boyfriend, really? That’s insane.”

A male friend Titus Fabregas Matita also wrote: “On her birthday she will be laid to sad!!!!”

Meanwhile, at the time of posting this article there was another announcement on the Chanco Live Facebook page updating fellow students on transport arrangements. However, there were no further details of burial arrangements.

The incident has happened at a time when Chanco students are still enjoying their end of semester holiday.

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