A 36 year old man of Chambeshi Location Township in Kasama has committed suicide after strangling his wife to death.
Northern Province Division Criminal Investigations Officer Mubita Nawa has confirmed the development to ZANIS and named the deceased as Justine Siwakwi 36 and the woman as Dynes Nalavwe 35.
Mr Nawa revealed that police found Siwakwi hanging from a roof beam in his bedroom after writing a note whose content has been withheld while his wife was found dead on the bed with a string around her neck.
Mr. Nawa explained that the incident occurred yesterday around 10:00 hours when information reached the police that the two were found dead in their matrimonial home.
The Northern Province Division Criminal Investigations Officer narrated that police suspects no foul play in the matter.
He said police also found a note on Siwakwi explaining the motive behind the deaths which he said will only be disclosed to family members.
He further narrated that the couple was last week on Tuesday detained in police cells for being in possession of over K72, 000 hundred kwacha notes believed to have been proceeds of crime.
The D.C.I.O said the duo were later released on police bond on Friday.
Mr. Nawa revealed that the bodies of the two are lying in Kasama General Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.