A 15-year-old girl has died in Nkhotakota after committing suicide by hanging.
Nkhotakota District Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Chisomo Chuma has identified the deceased as Shakira Augustine who had just finished writing Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education examinations at St. Paul’s Primary School in the district.
Chuma said Shakira had a disagreement with her parents prior to committing suicide.
“She left her home on Saturday and reported back in the evening, her parents asked her to explain where she was. She said she went to her friend’s house. They later told her to go back where she was.
“Today morning, she was found hanging from a tree behind the house”, said Chuma.
A postmortem conducted at Nkhotakota District Hospital showed that the death was due to strangulation.