Okahandja pensioner who allegedly committed suicide identified

The 61-year-old pensioner who allegedly committed suicide by hanging at his residence on Wednesday at Okahandja, was on Thursday identified by his close relatives as Hendrick Laurence Venter.

Namibian Police Force Unit Commander for Community Affairs in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha on Friday said Venter was found hanging from the roof of his garage by one of his workers on Wednesday morning at 08h00.

“A suicide note was found next to his body, therefore no foul play is suspected so far in connection with the matter,” said the police officer.

An inquest docket on Wednesday was opened at the Okahandja Police Station as investigations into the matter continue.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency