A 15-year-old boy identified as Julius Mkandawire has died after hanging himself in a guava tree at Mpamba in Nkhata Bay.
It has been reported that on December 21, 2020 parents to the deceased left home to different destinations for different purposes.
They left at home the young boy and his brother safe and happy.
Later in the evening, after a long day of playing with friends, the boy went back home together with his 19-year-old brother Timothy Mkandawire.
A moment later, Timothy went to a nearby shop to buy some airtime.
When he returned home, he heard a strange screaming behind the house and he rushed to the place to see what was happening, only to find his brother hanging in a tree while battling for his life.
He managed to untie him from the tree but it was too late to save his life.
Soon after receiving reports, Nkhata Bay police officers rushed to the scene and took the victim to Nkhata Bay District Hospital for death confirmation and postmortem.
An autopsy done at the hospital shows that Julius died due to strangulation and no foul play suspected.
Meanwhile, further interrogations are underway to establish the cause of suicide.
The deceased hailed from Timbiri Village in the area of Traditional Authority Timbiri in Nkhata Bay District.