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A 22-year-old Police officer based at Kasama Central police station has committed suicide after shooting himself using an AK 47 rifle.

The deceased officer has been identified as Constable Boyd Mutale who took his own life yesterday while on duty.

Northern Province Police Deputy Commissioner Alfred Nawa confirmed the incident to ZANIS yesterday.

Mr. Nawa explained that Constable Mutale was found dead in a pool of blood besides the AK 47 rifle while some empty cartridges were also found on the scene.

He said the motive for suicide by the police officer has not yet been established adding that police have since launched investigations into the matter.

The body of Constable Mutale is lying at Kasama General Hospital mortuary awaiting post mortem and burial.

Meanwhile, Mr. Nawa has sent a message of condolences to the beavered family over the death of the youthful police officer.

He said the Zambia Police Service regrets the incidence and wished the deceased officer’s family God’s strength during this difficult time.

In the recent past, cases of suicide have rocked some parts of Northern Province thereby rising concern among members of the public.

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    • Imagine so young.
      So PF SG can do same to himself by accident, next time he arms at another UPND cadre.

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  1. Too bad! And that is the risk we all face, even Presidents and other dignataries – unknowingly being guarded by people capable of taking their own lives any time, who can just turn their gun on you first, and later siliza themselves; no value for life to them! But then, the heart is desparately wicked – who can know it?

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  2. How many empty cartridges? How did this person shoot himself, in the mouth?, head? This must be investigated further before making the suicide declaration.

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  3. Mr. Nawa explained that Constable Mutale was found dead in a pool of blood besides the AK 47 rifle while some empty cartridges were also found on the scene.

    Bwana ba Nawa how many empty cartridges….? who heard the shots? How many shots were heard? If you shoot yourself , how can you pull the trigger again? Was he alone on duty….?

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  4. This to me does not look like suicide this is murder. The boy was murdered. Further investigations please.

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  5. This is not suicide if there were empty cartridges at the scene.
    We don’t need Scotland Yard to make that conclusion.
    Are our cops only efficient at Road blocks?

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  6. Elo uyu commanding officer alitumpa,l dont understand why we be guarding his house when the community which we were employed for are not serviced.

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  7. Ba LT what you mean by “….officer based at Kasama Central police station has committed suicide after shooting himself using an AK 47 rifle.”? Did he commit suicide after shooting himself or did he commit suicide by shooting himself? Ni chizungu cha bwanji? “leakage English” misleads. Please edit before you post.

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  8. This is sad especially that it is a happening in a christian nation. For us Christians, let us look to, hope, and trust in God no matter how tough our circumstances. He is the answer to all our problems. That is why in these tough economic times in our country, we are not moved by the high debt or poor outlook for our country. Instead, we are daily engaging and petitioning God to turn our economy round. He will.He is the true Economist not mortal man. I encourage all to personally take God seriously. You will see how He turns situations round. God created each of us for a purpose. You are not make a mistake or accident. Suicide is not the answer. Those contemplating suicide should turn to God for help. He never fails.Walk by faith not by sight.Condolences to the family. MHSRIP

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  9. A single bullet from a Kalashnikov will drop an elephant, let alone a dizzy constable. There should not have been more than one empty cartridge if this was a genuine suicide. Maybe him and another dizzy constable were playing Russian roulette.

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