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12-year-old girl commits suicide in Nansana

Police in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso district is investigating circumstances under which a 12-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide. 

Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson identifies the deceased as Alisat Nantume, a resident of Gganda-Nansana municipality, Wakiso district. 

The minor’s body was found hanging on a rope in the house where she was staying with her aunt on Monday.  

“Police retrieved the body and took it to City Mortuary Mulago for postmortem as investigations surrounding the minor’s death are ongoing,” Owoyesigyire said. 

This is the second case of suicide involving a minor this month. On June 12, 2020, nine-year-old Derrick Wadero, a resident of Nantabulirwa village in Goma Division in Mukono municipality also allegedly committed suicide. 

"It’s alleged that the deceased was playing in the sitting room while the mother was washing outside. When the uncle entered the house, he found him hanging on a bed with a shoelace," Owoyesigyire said.    

 

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0 #1 Mandela 2020-07-02 09:09
Covid-19 lock down and mental breakdown on children is real and needs to be discussed.

For some kids, without counselling, it feels like the world has ended.

Counselling through radio or TV or whatever other means possible is urgently needed.
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