Police in Dwangwa have expressed concern over soaring suicide cases despite awareness campaigns on conflict resolution.
Nkhunga Police spokesperson Ignatius Esau said when such incidents happen, they bring fear in communities and that the country is also robbed of the development the person would have brought to the family, community and the nation at large.
Esau said this after 37-year-old Binalison Mwale hanged himself to death last Sunday after suspecting his wife of having a secret love affair.
He said: “The incident happened on Sunday September 1 2019 at Dwambazi in Nkhotakota.”
He added: “A quarrel ensued the previous day after the husband suspected his wife of having a secret love affair, an accusation the woman denied.
“But not satisfied, the man left home for an unknown destination, only to be found hanging dead in the wee hours of Sunday in a nearby bush.”
Police said postmortem showed that death was due to suffocation.
Mwale hailed from Mwalukila Village in Traditional Authority Kayembe in Dowa. “Communities are reminded to channel their marital grievances to relevant institutions to avoid the recurrence of this suicide incident,” he said.