Teenager hangs himself in police custody following his arrest on domestic violence


Mashonaland East acting provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Tendai Mwanza was unavailable for comment, sources at Mahusekwa Police Station confirmed the development yesterday and identified the deceased as Bless Timothy Chinhengo from Landors business centre.

zimbabwe policeThe sources said Chinhengo, was arrested on August 20 under CR35/08/16 and detained under DB number 188/16 before committing suicide the following day.

It is alleged that Chinhengo hanged himself with a piece of cloth after he was left alone in the cells as his cellmate Cosmas Kashesha (22) was taken out for further investigations.


Marondera police attended the scene and conveyed Chinhengo’s body to Marondera Provincial Hospital mortuary for postmortem.

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