Body Of 11-Year-Old Boy Found Hanging In Abuja
The dead body of an 11-year-old boy was on Saturday found hanging in his family compound at the Federal Housing Estate, Kubwa, in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The deceased was a Junior Secondary School 2 pupil.
Daily Trust reports that the father of the deceased, Umar Yahaya told City & Crime that he and the mother of the deceased boy (his wife), were not at home when the incident happened. It was their neighbours who found the boy dangling from an overhead tank.
“I travelled out of Abuja, while the boy’s mother was at the City Centre, where she went to condole with a relative.
“Our neighbours found him hanging around this overhead tank, and immediately rushed him to Kubwa General Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a doctor on duty,” Yahaya said.
According to neighbours, the boy had a misunderstanding with his elder sister for beating their younger sibling while their parents were away.
“He may have been annoyed by that, and thereafter tied his neck with a rope used for hanging clothes inside the compound. He was found dangling, with the rope around his neck,” one of the neighbours said.
But it was gathered that as of Sunday, the suspected suicide had not been reported to the police. However, it was learnt that the remains of the boy were buried on Saturday.