Namibian police record four incidents of suicide over 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 today said the first incident took place last Sunday 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.

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.

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.