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Headteacher commits suicide in Nkhotakota

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A 49-year old head teacher at Kaweluwelu Primary School in Nkhotakota has committed suicide.


According to Nkhunga Police spokesperson Ignatius Esau, the deceased, Darwin Nkhoma impregnated a fourteen year old girl. Esau said the news attracted the attention of the activists who advocate for the advancement of girl child education.


On 27th July, the girl led the activists to the head teacher’s house. Sensing danger that the activists might report the matter to police, the deceased told his wife that he wanted to look for their goats outside during the midnight but never returned.


“The head teacher fell in love with a 14 year old girl, and now the girl is three months old pregnant according to hospital documents. As bush fire, the news went rife around the area which later attracted the attention of activists who advocate for the advancement of girl-child education,” said police spokesperson.


Two days later, Nkhoma was found hanging dead in a nearby forest. Darwin Nkhoma who hailed from Kamphandika Village in Traditional Authority Kafuzila in the district is survived by a wife and ten children.

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