A man in his old age has committed suicide over family disputes in Rumphi.
He has been identified as Clement Simfukwe from Vyalema Village in Traditional Authority Chikulamayembe in Rumphi District.
It is reported that on August 22 2022 Simfukwe (now deceased) picked a quarrel with his wife for the reasons best known to themselves.
Soon after picking a quarrel with his wife, Simfukwe, immediately started assaulting his wife the same evening of on August 22 2022 and by the time, their first born daughter was attending evening studies at school.
Fear gripped Simfukwe upon seeing his wife in unconscious state and he ran away to unknown destination.
Upon returning from school, the daughter found her mother in unconscious condition and she informed her uncle who immediately took her to Rumphi District Hospital.
Simfukwe has been found today August 23 2022 at Rukulu River near Valabawo Bridge hanging in a guava tree and the matter was reported to Rumphi Police.
Postmortem which was conducted at Rumphi District Hospital indicates that death was caused due to strangulation.
Police in the district are advising members of the community to refrain from the act of terminating lives once misunderstandings rise in families and they should rather seek advice from relevant authorities.