A man suspected of rape has hanged himself to death in St Peter’s Anglican Cathedral on Likoma Island.
Confirming the development was Likoma Island police public relations officer, Mcliff Ngulube who said the incident happened on Monday, November 12, 2018.
Ngulube has since identified the deceased as Kennedy Malikita, from Chamba Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mkumpha on the Island.
The publicist said on Monday afternoon, a church member went into the Cathedral for his usual daily prayers and upon entry, he was surprised to see the body of a man hanging from the roof of the Cathedral.
He rushed to inform the police who took the body to St Peters Hospital where post-mortem result indicated death was due to suffocation.
Police later established that the man was suspected of raping a student, a case which was reported to the law enforcers on Sunday.