Boy,16, commits suicide

A 16-year old junior high school leaver hanged himself to death at Brenakyinim in the Tarkwa municipality, because he has not been placed in a senior high school.

The deceased (name withheld), who had aggregate 24, lamented that he could not get placement.

In a note he left behind, and sighted by the Ghanaian Times, the deceased told his mother not to worry about him anymore because he would commit suicide.


“I will kill myself and leave this earth; I can’t stay anymore. I did not get a school because I didn’t do well but somebody had 47, he got school. Why me?” the note quoted in part added.


In an interview with an uncle of   the deceased, Ebo Ayitey, confirmed that his nephew got aggregate 24 and left the note before killing himself.

According to the Tarkwa  District Police Commander, Superintendent  Osei Ababio,  the  police  received  a  report from the deceased’s uncle  Ayitey and when  the team  arrived at the scene,  they found the boy hanged on a ceiling  with  the  support of a scarf.

The body, he confirmed, had been deposited at the Apinto Government Hospital, for autopsy.


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