A 41-year-old man is battling for his life at Mulibwanji Community Hospital in Mangochi District after he stabbed himself on the neck with a panga knife for reasons best known to himself.
He has been identified as Blessings Chekani from Mtanga Village in the area of Traditional Jalasi in Mangochi District.
According to Mangochi Police Station Public Relations Officer Amina Tepani Daudi , Chekani separated with his wife and has been staying close to his sister’s compound.
“It is reported that on January 11, 2023 around 1500 hours, Chekani took a panga knife from his sister and lied that he would bring it later,”
“After a few hours, his sister followed him to his house only to find him lying unconscious in a pool blood oozing from a deep cut wound on the neck and a panga knife smeared with fresh blood was beside him,” Daudi says.
The matter was reported at Chiponde Police Unit, who visited the scene and took him to Mulibwanji Community Hospital where he is receiving treatment.
Meanwhile Chekani’s intention for attempting to terminate his own life is not yet established as he is unable to speak due to the injury. However, he will be charged with attempted suicide once discharged from the hospital.