Botswana: Selebi Phikwe Police Investigate Murder Suicide

| July 21, 2016

Selebi Phikwe police station commander, Superintendent Victor Nlebesi, says they are investigating a murder-suicide case involving a 20-year-old man and 19-year-old woman.

He said both the deceased village located near Selebi Phikwe.

He said on July 17, they received a call about an alleged suicide at Distance ward in Selebi Phikwe.

He said they found a young man hanging from a tree in the yard.

Upon doing further investigations, the police found a young woman looking lifeless with a rope around her neck in the house.

Superintendent Nlebesi said both were certified dead at the hospital.

He said according to their preliminary investigations, the young man strangled the young lady who was suspected to be his using the rope found around her neck. After taking the life of the woman the man proceeded to hang himself.

Superintendent Nlebesi expressed concern at such incidents noting that from the beginning of the year up to date, they hd recorded three incidents.

He said their concern was that all the cases recorded involved young men and women, something which he said looked like a trend among young lovers.

He said investigations showed that men committed such incidents when their partners wanted to end the relationships.

Superintendent Nlebesi called on civil society, churches and other social organisations to work together and come up with strategies to put a halt to such incidents.

He said boys and young men should be given attention and taught about relationships.

On other issues, Superintendent Nlebesi expressed concern at house breaking and theft incidents experienced in the mining town and Mmadinare.

He said they received a number of cases where culprits opened windows without breaking them and stole people's belongings such as laptops, cellphones, handbags and television sets, among other things.

He noted that the main concern was that some people support such deviant acts by purchasing stolen the goods.

He said if anyone was found in possession of stolen goods, they were liable to face the wrath of the law.

Regarding, traffic policing, Superintendent Nlebesi said that they had not received any major incidents or fatal incidents in his policing area.

His only concern was the high number of vehicles that were around the Makhubu Club area where the annual Softball Extravaganza was held.

He said more precautions needed to be put in place to control the heavy traffic during the event.

Source: Botswana Daily News.

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