Another Masvingo cop dies as suicide cases surge

A police officer based in Masvingo has died from alleged suicide by consuming pesticide following a domestic dispute in which he allegedly suspected infidelity.

Sgnt Elias Kutsira who worked in the Police Armoury Section and stayed at Zimuto Camp died at Masvingo Provincial Hospital yesterday afternoon.

He becomes the second police officer in Masvingo to commit suicide inside a week following the death of Kennedy Mange who hanged himself in Victoria Ranch, the Masvingo Mirror reports.

Some sources told the publication that Kutsira committed suicide after a domestic dispute in which he allegedly suspected infidelity.

Masvingo Provincial Police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa said he was not aware of the issue.

However, impeccable sources told the publication that the deceased took poison on Monday and died On Tuesday.

The deceased allegedly left his home on Monday and threatened not to return only to come back on Tuesday after taking the alleged pesticide and was rushed to Hospital where he died. □

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