Police in Nchelenge district have picked a body of a woman who committed suicide by hanging herself to a tree using a wrapper locally known as chitenge.

The woman only identified as Banza and believed to be a Congolese national was found hanging from a tree on Friday, July 20, around 17:00 hours.

Luapula Province Police Commissioner Elias Chushi told ZANIS that the matter was reported to police by a village headman Chipili Chabilikila.

Mr. Chushi said the deceased alleged lived in fear of immigration officers because she had no legal documents allowing her to stay in Zambia.

He said on unknown dates and time, the deceased disappeared from home and never returned upon hearing that immigration officers were going to the village in search of prohibited immigrants.

He said the deceased’s body was later found in a decomposed state in the bush after conducting a search.

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