FRANCISTOWN: A suspected murder-suicide plan has gone terribly awry following the perpetrator dying from self-inflicted knife wounds while his girlfriend survived his attack.
The incident involving the two happened at Minestone Park on Wednesday morning at around 11am, police confirmed. Central Police Station commander, Superintendent Lebalang Maniki said they suspect that the boyfriend stabbed his girlfriend with a knife with the intent to kill her and thereafter kill himself, but the girlfriend escaped by the skin of her teeth.
Maniki added that the police suspect after seeing that he may have fatally stabbed his girlfriend, the boyfriend subsequently turned the knife on himself, sustaining a fatal wound. “The police took the boyfriend and his girlfriend to the hospital for medical attention, but the boyfriend was unfortunately certified dead upon arrival at the hospital.
The girlfriend was treated for stab wounds and discharged from the hospital on the same day,” Maniki said. Maniki stated that since the girlfriend was traumatised and convalescing, the police have not managed to ask her questions on what exactly transpired. Maniki said that they were constrained to comment any further on the incident since it is still under investigation.