A 13-year-old student of Folademi Private School, located at Ola Farm area of Abaranje, in Ikotun area of Lagos State, has reportedly committed suicide.
It was gathered that the SS1 student, identified simply as Juwon, drank popular insecticide, Sniper, after he was suspended from school for two weeks, over allegation that he touched the backside of a female classmate, P.M Express reports.
One of the female classmates was said to reported to the school management, that the deceased sexually harassed a classmate, although Juwon denied doing so.
However, the management found him culpable, and subsequently suspended him from school as a disciplinary measure.
It was reported that the boy felt humiliated and drank the poisonous substance when he got home.
His parents found him unconscious when they returned home, and rushed him to an undisclosed hospital, where doctors confirmed him dead.
He was buried the same day.
The report noted that his death triggered a protest among boys in the school. His classmates allegedly mobilised to the house of the female classmate identified as Chinaza, who was behind the deceased’s suspension.
The school management, having sensed the danger, directed the students to embark on mid-term break, in order to calm the tension in the school.
The police at Ikotun police division are said to have begun investigation into the incident.