Five year old girl allegedly commits suicide

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IN a bizarre incident, a five-year-old girl of Kitwe has been found dead hanging on a tree.

Miriam Mugala is believed to have been left by her brother after their mother went to the market swinging with friends on a swing, but was later found hanging on a tree by the neck with a Chitenge in a neighbours yard.

Copperbelt Province Commanding officer Sharon Zulu said police received a case of suspected suicide which occured yesterday around 14:00 hours.

“Elizabeth Mwape reported that her daughter was found dead hanging onto a tree within her neighbour’s yard. Brief facts are that Ms Mwape left home around 11:00hours to the market leaving her two children ( deceased and her older brother aged 8) playing within the neighborhood with other children. Shockingly, when she came back ,she was informed of a painful death of her daughter,” she said.

Ms Zulu said police were informed of the the same and immediately visited the crime scene and found the deceased still hanging on a tree of about a meter from the ground using a chitenge material.

“Meanwhile the other children who were playing with the deceased stated that they were swinging and that she was alone on a swing. However, the circumstances surrounding her sudden death are still not clear as some of the children who are mentioned to have been playing with the deceased have not yet been interviewed,” she said.

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