Police in Mangochi have confirmed that Umali Sabiti, a 60 year old mentally challenged man committed suicide in Mangochi district.
It is teported that Sabiti was a mentally challenged person which developed after he was shot by robbers in South Africa. When he went back home, his mental state remained a problem and he oftenly told his relatives of his intention to commit suicide.
According to Mangochi police deputy public relations officer sergeant Amina Tepani Daudi said on August 15, 2017 his wife left him at home alone as she went for other activities in the village. As she came back she was surprised not to find him at home and she alerted his relatives who started searching for him.
“The deceased was found dead while hanging in a tree using a twine rope in the nearby bush”, said Daud.
The matter was reported to Maleta Police Unit who visited the scene of incident along with medical personnel and postmortem conducted at Katuli Health Centre confirmed that death was due to strangulation.
Umali hailed from Nkasanjira village in the area of Traditional Authority Katuli in Mangochi district.