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Police officer beats up 4 people before killing himself by drinking stolen poison

By Mason White 1:01 PM October 9, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A police officer decided to end his life by drinking poison after becoming extremely distraught following an attack on four civilians, police in Zimbabwe said.

Officer Andrew Machengete of Mkoba, was drunk around 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, when he began pummeling four men outside a nightclub.

Machengete was visibly distraught when he began beating the men. When Machengete got home later that day, he turned on the radio and started playing loud music, waking up his neighbors.

Around 6:00 a.m., while his wife was doing household chores, Machengete drank a poisonous substance, which he stole from the police crime lab.

After passing out, he was transferred to the Gweru Provincial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.