Younger brother to a suspected Gutu thief, who was arrested for stealing while clad in a skeleton-like costume and mask committed suicide on Monday.

It is  suspected that  he feared being arrested in connection with theft cases and he thought of ending his life to avoid being in jail.

Musiiwa Gondoro, who is a brother to Norman Chagwiza went into hiding after the latter was arrested on May 27.

In fear of being arrested, he took his own life after warning his wife not disclose how he had acquired some of their household goods.

Accordong to H-Metro the case was attended by Zimbabwe Republic Police and CID Gutu Mupandawana.

He died on Monday before he was removed from the scene of his death on Tuesday afternoon.

Musiiwa had been staying in the mountain for three days since the arrest of his brother.