A 17 year old primary school student has committed suicide after his mother quizzed him to clarify reports that he had impregnated a form 1 student.
FaceofMalawi speaking to Limbe police deputy spokesperson Pedzisai Zembeneko in an interview confirmed of the development saying community members from Macheso village, Traditional Authority Kapeni found Yona Chidatha’s body hanging in one of the Pentecostal church buildings in the area.
“The deceased was a standard 7 pupil at Misesa Primary School. His mother received reports that he had impregnated a form 1girl from Excel Private Secondary School and questioned him. However things did not go well as this angered him and he disappeared from the house, only for his body to be found hanging in Book of Life Pentecostal Church meeting house,” said Zembeneko.
A post-mortem conduct at Queens Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) indicates that he died of suffocation. The body remains were buried on Wednesday.
“In fact the deceased left a suicide note behind but I am not in a position to disclose its contents,” said the officer.