A 23-year-old Wongani Nthala has hanged himself in his parents house today on February 22, 2021 at Chikuluti village, Traditional Authority Mponela in Dowa district.
Brief facts are that, the deceased was a second year Aquaculture student at Lilongwe Universiry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR).
Nthala was suffering from epilepsy. In December 2020, he was withdrawn from school on health grounds. He was taken to St John of God hospital for treatment.
He spent three weeks in the hospital, after discharged, he came back home to stay with his parents.
It is reported that one day, Nthala attempted to stab himself but he was rescued by his parents and relatives. Since then, he had been under close supervision.
Today on February 22, 2021 at around 06:00 hours, the parents left home for Balaka to drop his young brother at school. After bidding a farewell with them, he went back to his bedroom to continue sleeping.
Fortune Khonje, a cousin to the deceased, noticed that Nthala was not in his room. He started looking for him, he was found hanging dead in the same house.
The matter was reported to Mponela Police Station where CID personnel and a Clinical Officer from Mponela Rural hospital visited the scene and viewed the dead body.
Postmortem results revealed that death was due to suffocation secondary to strangulation.
Nthala hailed from Chiwawula village in the area of Traditional Authority Mberwa in Mzimba district.