A 12-year old boy has committed suicide in Agboala Ishiala Umudi autonomous community in Nkwerre council area of Imo State following the death of his parents.
The boy, identified as Kasarachi Odurukwe, was until his death last Wednesday, a primary six pupil of Practicing School, Umudi.
He committed suicide by hanging himself on a rope on an Indian bamboo tree.
According to village sources, the boy and two younger siblings had lost his parents and had been living with their mother’s sister in that village.
It was gathered that the deceased had been complaining of how boring the world had been to him.
One of the villagers said the boy should “joyfully tell his friends he wants to die and meet his heavenly mother.”
It was assembled that Kasarachi had led his two siblings and two other children to a nearby stream on that Wednesday to fetch water.
On arrival to the stream, Kasarachi was said to have assisted the other children to fill their cans while he used a long stick to check the dept of the stream.
One of the sources told The Nation, “Having not been satisfied with the shallow dept of the water, the deceased was said to have taken a rope and tied it up to a bamboo tree. But his first and second attempts to kill himself failed while the other kids were begging him to stop.
“It was the third attempt that the rope strangled him to death on a stronger Indian bamboo tree.
“The other children who ran back to the village to report the incident to the elders of the family and villagers were shocked by this action.”
When the elders thronged the scene quickly, they called the police who were assisting in bringing down the corpse and depositing the same to the morgue.
It further gathered that four batteries were one of the things found on the deceased, which some villagers said he might have intended to drink as poison.
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