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Eight-year-old girl found hanging dead in bathroom in Enugu

11/03/2014 16:28
An eight-year-old girl, Monday, was found hanging dead on a wood in the bathroom of her family compound at Red House Bus Stop, Ofolonu Road, Nsukka, Enugu State, a witness who pleaded anonymity said.
The lifeless body of the girl was found at about 3.20 p.m., the witness said. She said while on the surface, the death looks like a case of suicide, a deeper look might reveal something different.
“I was surprised because I saw the girl playing with other children when I was going out to buy something from the market.
“I wonder what will make an eight-year-old to commit suicide.
“Another thing that surprised me is that the two legs of the child were on the ground, which is not normal when one commits suicide; the legs should be dangling,” she said.
The witness urged the police and other relevant security agencies to investigate the death of the child, adding that the rope on the child’s neck was “not strong enough to kill her, if really she committed suicide”.
“I know the police investigation will unravel the real circumstance behind the suspected suicide,” she said.
The victim’s guardian, David Ajibo, said she was the daughter of his brother in-law.
“This girl has been staying with us since her father died. I am shocked as I do not know what to say; only God knows what happened.
“She was hale and hearty when I left the house in the morning, and I wondered what would make a girl of eight to commit suicide,” he said.
Contacted, Ebere Amarizu, Enugu State Police Public Relation Officer, PPRO, confirmed that the girl allegedly hung herself in the bathroom, adding that the police had commenced investigation into the incident.
“The corpse of the deceased is now deposited at the Bishop Shanahan Hospital mortuary in Nsukka,” he said.
Source - NAN

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