A 10 year- old standard four learner died on Monday in Salima after committing suicide, Police have confirmed.
Salima Police publicist Sgt Gift Chitowe identified the boy as Juda Nkhata.
Chitowe further said that the deceased, a learner at Kacherenje Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Maganga in the district committed suicide on Monday 29th September.
“According to statements given to Police investigators, he hanged himself using a neck tie, in his bedroom,” said Chitowe.
Chitowe said that the parents suspect that the deceased was moved to take his on life after he did not agree with the piece of advice his parents over his unbecoming behavior.
“Before he committed suicide he had been grilled by the parents over his behavior and that did not go down well with him and in his anger he decide to take off his life,” said Chitowe.
Chitowe said that on the day the deceased lied to the parents that he was going to school, but instead he just locked himself in his bedroom and silently took his life away.
“His body was found late in the day after the parents had noticed his missing,” said Chitowe.
Juda Nkhata, the deceased hailed from Juma Village in the area of T/A Maganga in the district.