Girl 15, commits suicide

 Girl 15, commits suicide

A 15-year-old Girl of Mulenga Primary School in Kitwe on has died after consuming rat poison.

The girl is believed to have consumed the rat poison after her aunt threatened to take her back to the village over her bad behavior.

The incident occurred last week Monday.

When interviewed over the incident, Barbara Munuka, the aunt to the deceased said she scolded her niece like a mother would after noticing her bad behavior.

Ms Munuka said that her niece started developing bad habits and so in an effort to show parental care and guidance, she decided to advise against her behavior in fear that she might be a victim of teenage pregnancies.

She said the deceased hated the topic of being taken back to the village; hence she took rat poison last week Monday.

Ms Munuka said the deceased was rushed to Kitwe Teaching Hospital where she was attended to by a doctor and was later discharged.

“I tried to be a parent and tried to help advise her about pregnancy, but she did not like the topic and so I decided it was best to take her back to the village.”

“However, on Tuesday after being discharged from the hospital on the very Monday that the incident had happened, her health deteriorated and she was rushed back to the hospital, but unfortunately she died in the early hours of Wednesday,” she said.

Mulenga Primary School Head teacher Owen Mutonga said the girl was a grade eight pupil at the school and was known to be well behaved.

He said according to a report he received was that his pupil drunk a poisonous substance and had died.

And Kamfinsa area Member of Parliament Christopher Kangombe said he was saddened about the loss of the girl hence the need to have consultative meetings on matters of suicide cases in children.