Mgawi primary school teacher in Dedza has committed suicide by taking poisonous substance in a room he booked in Salima on Tuesday to escape arrest following revelations that he impregnated a girl.
The deceased booked a room at Kamuzu Road in a certain rest house in Salima while drunk. When it was time for checkout in the morning, the deceased did not report for checkout and effort were made to wake him up but to no avail until entry was forced where he was found dead.
Police were informed and visited the scene before identifying the deceased through phone call which reached his father who came to Salima and identified the deceased as Timothy Mpinganjira aged 23 from Traditional Authority Kachere in Dedza district.
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According to Salima police public relation officer Jacob Khembo, the police were tipped that Mpinganjira had impregnated a teenager at Mayani Secondary School and parents to the girl were following up the issue and with the information the police believed that he did that to escape arrest.
Meanwhile, police in the district are advising people to refrain from taking their lives as a solution to their problems but rather seek psychosocial support from relevant people and organization.