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Young woman commits suicide in church

Young woman commits suicide in church

Staff Reporter

MENTAL health issues continue to plague communities throughout the country with a total of three people committing suicide over the weekend.
In one of the incidents a 26-year-old woman decided to end her live in a church.


According to the crime report of the Namibian Police’s Public Relations Division, the 26-year-old Haidula Hipopisha committed suicide by hanging herself in the AFM Livingstone Church situated in City Street, Wanaheda.


The body of the woman was discovered in the church at about 00:47on Monday morning.


According to the incident report the deceased person sent a message to her older sister in which she informed her that he is going to die in church and that they should collect her body from there.


The reason for the suicide is unknown because she did not leave a suicide note.


In another incident, a trial awaiting prisoner at the Kamajab Police Station hung himself on Sunday 5 July at about 05:40.


The lifeless body of the 40-year-old man was discovered in the holding cells, with a rope that he fashioned from pieces of his trousers, around his neck.


The deceased was detained at Kamanjab on a charge of illegally pointing a firearm at another person the previous morning.


He was detained alone in the cell due to COVID-19 precautionary measures.


In another incident at around 08:00 on Sunday 5 July at the Okalindi Village near Oshikuku in the Omusati Region, the lifeless body of the 28-year old Shiimi Jacob was found hanging in a storeroom with a wire around his neck.


No foul play is suspected although no suicide note was found.


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