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Learner commits suicide in Omusati

Learner commits suicide in Omusati

Maria David


THE 14-year-old Veronica Ndaendelao Shikumwifa’s body was discovered hanging from a mopane tree at Omugulugwombashe village on Wednesday.


The deceased person was a Grade 5 learner at Oshipeto Combined school in Omugulugwombashe of Tsandi constituency.


Omusati Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Titus Shikongo said the body was discovered around 19:00.


“It is alleged that the deceased who lives with her uncle in the house arrived from school and prepared lunch before she left the house without informing her uncle where she was going,” said Shikongo.


According to Shikongo, the deceased person was discovered by a neighbour who was on her way to the Ondeka location.


Shikongo stated that no suicide note was found.


The deceased’s body was transported to Okahao Police mortuary for a post mortem and police investigations into the matter are underway.

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