Boy, 13, commits suicide in Takoradi
From: Ghana/ Daily Graphic
January 31, 2013, 07:15 GMT
Residents of Kweikuma in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis are in a state of shock after a 13-year-old boy, Isaac Ocran, committed suicide with a nylon rope on Tuesday.
The corpse of the deceased was found hanging in an uncompleted building adjacent to the family house at around 1630 hours.
Chief Inspector Anobaah Odoi, the Station Officer at Adiembra Police Station, confirmed the tragic incident on Wednesday.
He said the corpse had been deposited at the Effia-Nkwanta Hospital pending an autopsy.
Chief Inspector Odoi said police investigations revealed that the deceased was punished by his mother the previous day for misconduct and threatened to kill himself.
The deceased, who is a pupil of Sekondi Presby Basic School, is said to have had a quiet demeanour and was well-liked by his colleagues.
The head teacher of the school, Mr. Joseph Antwi Boateng, expressed shock and sadness over the death of his pupil, saying the deceased never exhibited any suicidal mannerism.
Wednesday morning, the whole school was in a state of mourning as some pupils sang dirges to bid the boy farewell.
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