A seven year old standard one child last Friday found her 55 year old mentally disturbed mother hanging from the rafters of their home in Dakwi.
According to the Tutume Police, the suicide incident occurred at around lunch time.
“We do not suspect any foul play since the deceased was suffering from a mental illness. What is sad is that, she was found dead by her youngest child”, said Superintendent Vusumusi Jorowe.
He said the woman was staying with her two children at the time of her death. “The seven year old had just come from school and while the 17 year old was away from home at the time.
“What concerns me most is that, this is the second incident this month where a mentally disturbed woman commits suicide. I advise the members of the public to desist from leaving such patients alone or in the care of minors. Children are usually not patient with sick people and when bored they just abandon them,’’ he said.
Elderly couple nabbed for growing dagga
Following a tip off, Police in Tutume arrested an elderly couple in Nswazwi village for unlawful possession and growing of dagga last week Thursday.
The husband aged 51 years and his 47 year old wife had their home in Mphosa raided by the police whose invasion led to the discovery of a five dagga bushes which the couple were nursing in their field.
According to Superitendent Vusumusi Jorowe this is the second case in two months where elderly Batswana have been apprehended for such a criminal incident.
He said last month they nabbed a 61 year – old woman, who was also growing ‘the weed’ in her field.
“People of this age are the ones we least expect to brush with the law or be involved in an crime whatsoever ,’’ he said.
However, all the accused have been released pending the outcome of forensic result of what is suspected to be the forbidden herb.