A 28-year-old man allegedly commits suicide by hanging himself with an electrical cable

A 28-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with an electrical cable in his room at Bagatelle Lodge near Mariental in the early hours of Saturday.

The Namibian Police Force's crime investigations coordinator for the Hardap Region, Deputy Commissioner Eric Clay told Nampa yesterday the incident happened between 00h00 and 060.

He said the security guard on duty at the lodge got suspicious when the deceased did not report for work and allegedly kicked the door open and found the young man.

The deceased was identified as Alex Vincent van der Merwe and his next of kin are informed.

No suicide note was found and police investigations continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency