Suicide, murder mar festive season

Road accidents, murder and suicide accounted for 66 deaths over the past holidays.

The Botswana Police Service (BPS) has revealed that three persons committed suicide in Molapowabojang during the period.  Still in the same village, two men were arrested for murder while an old man died from what is suspected to be a heart attack. All the incidents occurred between December 23, 2012 and January 1, 2013.In other suicide cases, a 23-year-old man of Ramokgwebana committed suicide by hanging himself from the rafters of his house in Tshesebe.  It is alleged that the deceased had a misunderstanding with his family early in the morning of Christmas day.

A record 18 people committed suicide during the festive season with the same number reportedly murdered.  On Christmas day, three murder cases were recorded in Khakhea, Sekhukhwane lands in Molepolole and Mosiang lands in Moshupa.  In one of the incidents, a 22-year-old allegedly murdered his lover, an 18-year-old student of Lobatse Senior Secondary School, following a dispute.

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