10 Year Old Reportedly Commits Suicide

A 10-year old boy (name withheld) has reportedly committed suicide by hanging at Atonsu S-Line in Kumasi.

The alleged self-slaughter was reportedly discovered when the boy was found dead and hanging by the neck to a rope tied to a ceiling fan with his legs resting on a mattress.

A kitchen stool and a ladder were also seen in the room reports Graphic.com.

The body has since been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) morgue in Kumasi, for preservation and autopsy.

The Daily Graphic has since reported confirmation of the suspected suicide by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr. Godwin Ahiayo, who is the Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Police Command.

ACP Ahianyo is said to have said on Monday, August 9, 2021, that one Yaw Akuoko Sarpong (33), an elder brother of the deceased came to the station to lodge a complaint about his brother’s death.

The complainant had informed the police that on his return from work on Monday around 3 pm, he had found the lifeless body of his brother, hanging on a ceiling fan in one of the rooms in their house at Atonsu S-Line.

The Police are asking members of the public with information to make it available to the Police.

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