A 16-year-old grade 11 pupil in Zambia has committed suicide in Chinsali district after being expelled from school.

Muchinga Province Commissioner of Police Joel Njase told Zambian Watch that the boy took some tablets on Thursday around 18:00 hours.

“We received a report on Thursday around 20:00 hours from Mwiya George aged 42, that his nephew identified as Mwiya Libala aged 16 of Chinsali hospital compound, a Grade 11 pupil at Mpika Boys Secondary was found lying dead in his bedroom”Mr. Njase said.

He said the boy was discovered by his younger sister of the same address.

Mr Njase said Libala was believed to have taken an overdose of the tablets which were recovered on the bed and in his pockets.

Mr Njase said the motive behind the suicide was that of him being expelled from school.

“Physical inspections were made and no visible injuries were seen. Hence the body has been deposited at the hospital mortuary awaiting burial and the family suspects no foul play,” he said.

He did not give the full details as to what lead to the boy’s expulsion from school.


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