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Residents of Airport Development Limited (ADL) woke up to a somber mood on Tuesday morning as they found out that an Assistant Telecommunications Engineer hanged himself to the roof of his house.


The deceased Dennis Chauluka, who had a record of epilepsy, was found in a decomposed state and left no suicide note. He had finished his training last week on January 6 and was pending his transfer to work at Mzuzu Airport.


According to his neighbour, Chauluka was last seen on Saturday, January 7, 2017.


Postmortem conducted by Lumbadzi Heath officials in the presence of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Andule Mwakikunga, Officer in-charge for Lumbadzi Police Station and some other Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers, revealed that death was due to suffocation.


Dennis Chauluka (33) is survived by a wife and a baby girl. He hailed from Ndaone village, Traditional Authority Nsabwe in Thyolo district.