A man in Kitwe chops off his manhood in suicide bid
A THIRTY-year-old man is battling for his life in Kitwe Central Hospital after he chopped off his private parts and rippped off part of his stomach in a suicide bid.
The incident happened on Wednesday morning in Ipusukilo Township when Chris Shapi, in a rage, chopped off the reproductive organ before ripping open his stomach, leaving intestines hanging.
As he started pulling the intestines out, neighbours mobilised themselves and disarmed him while he bled profusely and subsequently became unconscious.
Copperbelt commissioner of police Mary Tembo confirmed the incident, while Kitwe Central Hospital (KCH) spokesperson, Grey Chishimba said Mr Shapi was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).
Mr Chishimba said Mr Shapi was taken to the hospital on Wednesday and that authorities were informed that he had cut off his private parts and stabbed himself in the stomach.
Eye witnesses and sources in the neighbourhood said the victim had complained just before the incident that he was disappointed with his wife who he claimed left him after he ran out of money.
The sources said Mr Shapi had differed with his wife and the two were living separately for a long time.
”We found him trying to pull his intestines two metres away from where he chopped off his manhood,” said a neighbour who declined to be named.
A check by a Times reporter at the hospital yesterday morning found Mr Shapi admitted to the ICU and was unable to talk
A relative found at the bedside, who only identified himself as his uncle, said the man attempted to commit suicide by chopping off his manhood and stabbing himself in the stomach.
“He did that himself and as family we don’t know what led him to do that as he is not talking,” he said.
In Chinsali, another man is battling for his life in hospital after throwing himself into an? on-coming truck in an attempt to commit suicide.
This was after he hacked his wife on the shoulder and chest and left her for dead.
John Ng’uni, 48, fled the home, but residents gave a spirited chase and apprehended him as he struggled to get out of the grip.
Muchinga Province deputy commissioner of police Chilinje Nyirenda said Mr Ng’uni managed to free himself from enraged residents and threw himself onto an on-coming truck and trailer and sustained serious injuries.
Nguni had axed his wife Patricia Nyrirenda on the shoulder and chest and thought she had died.??He jumped in front of the speeding truck as he was being taken to Nambuluma Police Station.
Both Mr Nguni and his wife are admitted to Chinsali District Hospital.
[Times of Zambia]