Police in Maun are investigating a suspected murder-suicide incident which involves a 22-year-old man of Boro ward and his 25 years old girlfriend.
Maun Police Station Commander, Superintendent Chenamo Orateng has said they were notified about the incident by some members of the public who reported having discovered a woman’s lifeless body lying on a bed in her house at Maphaneng settlement near Sedie ward.
The incident is said to have occurred last week Thursday night following a suspected misunderstanding between the two.
Orateng said they then went to the scene at around midnight on Friday where they found the woman lying motionless and then rushed her to Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital where she was certified dead. Orateng revealed that the deceased’s boyfriend was also later that day around 1400hrs found hanging from a tree in Matlapaneng ward following after a search by the police.
Superintendent Orateng however indicated that the body of the deceased woman had no visible wounds therefore it is not yet clear as to what could have exactly lead to her death. He said investigations are still ongoing to establish as to what could have really transpired before the deceased was murdered and how she was murdered. He pointed that besides the two deceased persons there was no other witnesses who can help the police with the investigations.
Orateng has since encouraged couples to go for counseling if they are not happy about certain issues in their relationship or seek help from elders or even fellow friends to avoid such similar issues were lives are lost. The Station Commander noted that most of the issues leading to passion killings are small misunderstandings that can be easily resolved by involving a third person who can be able to mediate and reconcile those involved.