Boy, 14, commits suicide at Ohailombo

A 14-year-old boy reportedly committed suicide by hanging at Ohailombo village in the Oshikoto Region on Thursday.

According to the Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator for the region, Deputy Commissioner Titus Ekandjo on Friday, the incident happened on Thursday around 21h00.

The deceased was identified as Pandulomwene Itamalo, a Grade 4 learner.

‘It is alleged that the 14-year-old Namibian boy was at home busy preparing dinner with his siblings, then later on he left to his sleeping room,’ reported Ekandjo.

After the siblings finished cooking they went to call him to come eat, but he was not found in his sleeping room.

‘He was then found hanging from a pole (at the house) with a piece of cloth around his neck. No suicide note was left behind nor foul play is suspected,’ Ekandjo added.

The deceased body was transported to Omuthiya Police Station mortuary for an autopsy to be conducted while investigations continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency