A woman in Kasama has taken her life after reading her partner’s updated Facebook status on his impending marriage to another woman.
The woman who was employed as a civil servant at the time of her death is said to have read from her partner’s wall on Facebook that he intended to marry another woman despite having promised to marry her.
Friends to the deceased who was in her 20s said the news took her by surprise as she had been planning her wedding with her partner. Shortly after reading the status she took unknown substances that eventually killed her.
Northern Province deputy police cheif Lackson Sakala confirmed the suicide but withheld the victim’s name and declined to state what poison she took till the release of the post-mortem report.
Close associates of the deceased woman said she had been found lying in pool of blood before being rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.