A 38-YEAR-OLD woman of Sando village in Chief Nkole Mfumu’s area in Kasama has committed suicide after learning of her husband’s alleged extra marital affair with a woman of the same village.
Northern Province deputy commissioner of police Alfred Nawa said in an interview yesterday that the incident happened on Tuesday around 21:00 hours.
Mr Nawa identified the deceased as Maggie Chisanga.
He said Ms Chisanga’s father Daniel Chisanga, 53, found his daughter’s body hanging from a tree in a nearby bush about 20 metres from her house.
“The deceased’s father reported that she and her husband had been having marital problems over her husband’s alleged infidelity. So she decided to hang herself,” Mr Nawa said.
He said police do not suspect foul play and have advised the relatives to proceed with burial.