RSIPF Investigates a Suicide Incident in Western Province


Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) at Munda in Western Province are investigating the discovery of the body of an adult female who was believed to have hanged herself in a kitchen house on 19 June 2022.

Provincial Police Commander for Western Province Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu says, “the deceased and her husband had a little misunderstanding that led to a minor argument which resulted in the wife deciding to take her own life by hanging herself with a piece of rope in their own kitchen house.”

Mr Lenialu adds, “about 2am on 20 June 2022 her husband went to their kitchen seeing a person standing beside a kitchen post, he thought that the deceased was hiding from him so he turn on his torch light that flashed inside the whole kitchen house and that’s when he saw his wife hanged herself.”

“Upon receiving the report few police officers and a medical Doctor attended to the scene and the Doctor confirms the cause of the death was on the rope denting the throat airway with identified rope marks around the deceased neck.”

“I want to urge victims of such incidents in the Western Province to approach their parents, close relatives or their best friend if they have issues that are bothering them. I also encourage parents, partners and relatives to look out for signs that might indicate such actions to prevent sad incidents from happening,” Mr Lenialu says.


Police Media Unit

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