A 17-year-old boy has killed himself by hanging after he caught his 38-year-old lover cheating on him.
According to H-Metro, the love-struck teenager did not come to terms that his older lover could cheat on him and decided to take his own life when he found out.
Chinhengo, who was from the Landa’s business center in Chihota area of the country, was arrested and detained for allegedly stabbing the woman several times but he killed himself inside the police cells.
It was gathered that Chinhengo had trailed Chiweshe and saw her coming out of a toilet in the company, and suspecting that she had gone into the toilet to have sex with the man, the young boy grabbed a bottle, broke it and used it to stab Chiwese several times on the head using a glass, before she was rescued and rushed to the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals where she is currently battling for her life.
The deceased was later arrested and detained at the Mahusekwa Police Station where he later committed suicide using a strap from the blanket cell.
A police officer who confirmed the incident, the boy had confessed that he bitter that his lover was sleeping with another man.
“It is believed that he used a strap from his blanket in the cell to hang himself from the window in his cell. He was sharing the same cell with another suspect.
The other suspect was taken for investigation and when an officer returned the suspect to the cell, he found Timothy dead.”
Speaking on the untimely demise of the teenager, one of his aunts, Sarah Mhondiwa, recounted that his family knew of his sexual relationship with the older woman and that she had tried to stop the union but he was adamant on carrying on with the affair.
“I really don’t know how to explain the story as I am in shock. Timothy met Patricia at some bar. Patricia was said to be a prostitute at the time. They started co-habiting despite our protests.
The matter was reported to the chief and both were lashed. We even approached the police who said they could not intervene.
After his arrest, I visited him last Sunday while he was in police custody. He told me that he attacked Patricia because she was cheating on him with a guard who works at a bar somewhere at Landas shopping center."
"He said he had heard rumors and he finally saw it for himself. Patricia told him to mind his own business. He did not manage to tell me the rest of the story because we were told that visiting time was over.
Later that day when we wanted to give him food, the police told us that he had committed suicide. We believed that Patricia had used juju on him.”