9-year-old boy commits suicide over food in Koforidua

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The Effiduase Police in the New Juaben North Municipality of the Eastern Region are investigating a suicide incident involving a nine-year-old boy in Koforidua.

The deceased, Frimpong Adjei, was found hanging on a green nylon sponge tied around the neck to a crossbar in a room of a house in Asokore, a suburb of New Juaben North at about 3:30 pm on July 24, 2020.

The deceased committed suicide after his mother denied him food.

According to sources of information gathered by mybrytfmonline.com, the mother sent her son on an errand to get bread from a friend but the child angrily declined because he was hungry and the mother denied him food.

He quickly went to his room and then took his life. Moments later, the mother sent for him to perhaps give him food but to her utmost surprise, her child had hanged himself in the room upon reaching the room.

According to the Police, Eric Frimpong, father of the deceased reported the incident at the Police station.

Police investigators dispatched to the scene found the lifeless body of the child removed and lying in the supine position at the porch of a single room house near Asokore Romantic Junior High School.

Police also found out the deceased passed out during the act. Ligature marks were also detected around the neck when the body was examined.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at the St.Josephs Hospital pending further investigation by Police.




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