Zambia: A 23-year-old grade eleven female student at Sailunga Day Secondary School in Mwinilunga district of Northwestern province has committed suicide. The police officials identified the deceased as Queen Kavungu.
The police officers investigating the incident learned that the deceased had an argument with her mother over a missing K10 note.
Northwestern Province Police Commissioner Dennis Moola confirmed the incident’s details during an interview. He explained that the incident occurred between 8:00 PM on Saturday, November 18, 2023, and 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 19, 2023. She was a resident of the Makangu area of senior Chief Sailunga’s chiefdom.
After some people reported the suicide, Police rushed to the scene and found the body of the deceased hanging on a tree,” he said.
According to the police commissioner, the deceased woman’s uncle, whose name was not disclosed, reported that his niece picked up a quarrel with her mother, Fridah Kavungu, around 8:00 PM on Saturday.
The mother was 44 years old and lived in the same house as the deceased. The two argued over her mother’s K10 she had gotten without her permission.
It was after the quarrel that the deceased suddenly fled from her home. This prompted her mother and other family members to launch a manhunt for her, but to no avail.
To their shock and astonishment, the following day, Queen’s body was found lifeless, hanging to a tree in a nearby bush about 500 metres away from her home.
“The mother of the deceased and other family members tried to look for her but could not find her.
“Unfortunately, today on November 19, 2023, around 14:00 hours, the body of the deceased female Queen Kavungu was discovered by some family members hanging on a tree using a chitenge wrapper material at a nearby bush about 500 meters away from her home,” said the commissioner of Police.
Upon receipt of the report, Police in the area rushed to the scene, where a physical inspection of the body was conducted for suspected foul play, which was not dictated. Police have since advised the bereaved family to proceed with burial arrangements.