Man burns self, dies after wife ‘cheats

Man burns self, dies after wife ‘cheats

A CHIMANIMANI man burnt himself beyond recognition last week after a misunderstanding with his wife whom suspected of infidelity.

The tragic incident happened in Bonde village under Chief Muusha.

Manicaland police spokesperson, Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa said the deceased, Steward Chingore, aged 23, had a heated dispute with his wife Itai Mahosa, 20, whom he suspected to be having an extra marital affair with a local man.

The row started at around 0800hrs on the fateful day and the couple went to Chingore`s father for mediation but elder was not at home.

“The couple tried to discuss the matter on their own but they resolve the row,” said Inspector Kakohwa.

“Around 2300hrs on the same day, the husband went back to their matrimonial home and entered into his bedroom. He locked the door with a wire and set the hut on fire.”

The matter was reported to police who attended the scene and retrieved the burnt corpse.

“Couples should seek professional from elders in their respective communities. Resorting to suicide is not a solution to overcome challenges in life,” said Kakohwa.

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