Four suicides in Ohangwena in past week

WINDHOEK; The Namibian Police in the Ohangwena Region recorded four incidents of suicide over the past week.

Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi at a media briefing on Sunday said the first incident took place last Sunday last week when 86-year-old Hendrina Lukas, committed suicide by hanging herself with shoe laces.

The incident occurred at her son-in-law’s house, where she was being taken care of, at around 14h00.

Kanguatjivi said the motive behind the suicide is not known as the deceased did not leave a suicide note behind, but some family members suggested that the deceased had problems with some of her relatives and that may have resulted in her ending her life.

Another woman committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree at Omedi village in the same region.

Natalia Haihambo, 28, hanged herself at around 21h00 on Monday, but did not leave a suicide note behind. Her next of kind have been informed.

The Ohangwena police are also investigating two cases of suicide in the Okongo Constituency in that region, after Lukas Neumbo Kavandje, 28, hanged himself in his room Thursday morning at around 11h00.

The incident occurred at Omakangha village.

At Oshishogolo village, the 47-year-old Petrus Martin hanged himself from a tree on Friday.

Both deceased did not leave suicide notes behind, and their next of kin have been informed.

In the Khomas Region, one case of suicide was recorded by NamPol on Saturday afternoon when the 72-year-old Agatha Olga Thompson committed suicide by shooting herself in the head with a nine millimetre (9mm) pistol.

No suicide note was found at the scene, and the motive for the suicide is not known.

Her next of kin have been informed.