Rape suspect hangs himself in police holding

The police in the Oshana Region has opened an inquest, after an unnamed man who had been charged with rape killed himself while in police custody.

On Friday last week, around 16h30 the Oshakati police discovered the body of a man who hung himself with his own t-shirt while in the toilet.

The man who was facing charges of rape hung himself from the burglar bars of the toilet. The police said that no foul play has been suspected and no suicide note was left behind. The next of kin have been informed while police investigations continue.