A 45 year-old man in Ntchisi district has committed suicide by hanging, police say.
The man, Gwazeni Chimpitila, was on Thursday found dead by his relatives in Pitala Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kalumo in Ntchisi.
According to Ntchisi police public relations officer Gladson M’bumpha, the man left his house on Wednesday around 7PM without telling his wife his destination but at that time he was drunk.
He did not return home that day and on Thursday his relatives found him hanging from a tree in his garden which is about one kilometre away from his house.
The police and medical officers from Ntchisi District Hospital visited the scene.
The health workers conducted a post-mortem which revealed that Chimpitila died due to strangulation and the police declared that there was no foul play.
Chimpitila hailed from Abulamu Village, T/A Kalumo in Ntchisi.