16-year-old girl of Chilenje area in Lusaka commits suicide in unknown circumstances

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A 16-year-old girl of Lusaka’s Chilenje area has allegedly committed suicide in unknown circumstances by hanging herself using an electric cable.

The incident was reported by the girl’s 56-year-old grandmother today and police have since instituted investigations into the matter.

Zambia Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said police have recorded an incident of suspected suicide which occurred today at 09:00 hours in Chilenje.

“Francisca Mambo reported that her grand daughter Precious Chipego Mainga aged 16 had died after committing suicide by hanging herself with an electrical cable inside the house. Police visited the scene and found the body hanging on an electrical cable in a one room house. The body has since been deposited in University Teaching Hospital (UTH) mortuary awaiting postmortem,” he said.

He added that Police are investigating the matter.

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