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SAD....12yr-old orphan commits suicide in ImoA 12-year-old orphan, Kasarachi Odurukwe, has committed suicide in Agboala Ishiala Umudi autonomous community of Nkwerre council area, Imo State, following the death of his parents.

The deceased who killed himself by hanging himself on a rope tied to an Indian bamboo tree, was a primary six pupil of Practicing School, Umudi.

According to a villager who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the boy and his two younger siblings had lost their parents and had been living with their mother’s sister in the village. It was gathered that the deceased had been complaining about how boring the world had been to him since the death of his parents.

The source told further told The Guardian that the boy would “jokingly tell his mates that he wants to die and meet his mother and father in heaven”.

It was gathered that on a fateful day, Kasarachi had led his two siblings and two other children to a nearby stream to fetch water. On arrival at the stream, Kasarachi was said to have assisted the other children to fill their jerrycans while he used a long stick to check the depth of the stream.

The sources said: “Having not been satisfied with the shallow depth of the water, the deceased took a rope and tied it up to a bamboo tree. His first two attempts at killing himself failed while the other children were begging him to stop.

When the elders quickly thronged the scene, they called in the police who assisted in bringing down the body and deposited the same to the mortuary. It was further gathered that one of the things found on the deceased were four batteries, which some villagers said he might have intended to drink as poison.

When contacted, the state police command spokesman, Orlando Ikeokwu, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident but promised to get back to our reporter.

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