Fifty-five year old Laini Chirwa, who was the primary school headteacher at Mduwa in Mchinji, on Tuesday committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree after he was accused of impregnating a 15-Year old standard 7 student.
Mchinji Police Spokesperson Kaitano Lubrino, confirmed this to The Maravi Post.
According to Lubrino, a probable cause for the head teacher to take his life could be the headteacher was afraid of his wife after the news reached her.
“His wife was demanding the truth on the matter. She threatened to end their marriage,” said Lubrino.
He said the headteacher then left the house and hanged himself inside the school woodlot.
The deceased hails from Chiosya village in the area of Sub-Traditional Authority Simphasi in the same district.