A 22-year-old Police officer based at Kasama Central police station has committed suicide after shooting himself using an AK 47 rifle.
The deceased officer has been identified as Constable Boyd Mutale who took his own life yesterday while on duty..
Northern Province Police Deputy Commissioner Alfred Nawa confirmed the incident to ZANIS today.
Mr. Nawa explained that Constable Mutale was found dead in a pool of blood besides the AK 47 rifle while some empty cartridges were also found on the scene.
He said the motive for suicide by the police officer has not yet been established adding that police have since launched investigations into the matter.
The body of Constable Mutale is lying at Kasama General Hospital mortuary awaiting post mortem and burial.
Meanwhile, Mr. Nawa has sent a message of condolences to the beavered family over the death of the youthful police officer.
He said the Zambia Police Service regrets the incidence and wished the deceased officer’s family God’s strength during this difficult time.
In the recent past, cases of suicide have rocked some parts of Northern Province thereby rising concern among members of the public.