Man commits suicide at Bagattele Lodge

A 28-year-old man died after he hang himself with an electrical cable in his room at Bagatelle Lodge near Mariental in the early hours of Saturday in an alleged suicide.

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

It is alleged the deceased was found hanging in his room with an electrical cord around his neck, Clay said.

He said the security guard that was on duty at the lodge got suspicious when the deceased did not report for work and allegedly kicked the door open where he saw the deceased hanging from the roof.

No suicide note was found. The deceased was identified as Alex Vincent Van der Merwe.

Next of kin of deceased was informed of his death.

Police investigations continued.

Source: Namibia Press Agency