A 12-year-old primary six pupil identified as Kasarachi Odurukwe, has died after he allegedly hanged himself with a rope on a bamboo tree.
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The sad incident occurred at Agboala Ishiala Umudi autonomous community in Nkwerre council area of Imo State.
Odurukwe and his two younger siblings were living with their aunt in the village at the time of the incident.
It was gathered that he continously complained of how the “world has become boring to him”, following his parents’ death.
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The deceased, who led his two siblings and other children to a nearby stream to fetch water on February 5, reportedly used a stick to check the depth of the stream, before bringing out a rope he used in hanging himself on the nearby bamboo tree.
“Having not been satisfied with the shallow dept of the water, the deceased was said to have taken a rope and tied it up to a bamboo tree. But his first and second attempts to kill himself failed while the other kids were begging him to stop.
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“It was the third attempt that on a stronger Indian bamboo tree that the rope strangled him to death.
“That action jolted the other kids, who ran back to the village to report the incident to the family and villagers elders,” The Nation quotes a family source as saying.
Four batteries were also found at the scene of the incident, and it was speculated that he had intended to drink it as poison before opting to hang himself.
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The police were called to the scene to evacuate the corpse, which was later deposited in a morgue.