13-year-old boy commits suicide (PHOTO)
A 13-year-old boy, Aondaver Terlumun, has reportedly committed suicide inside his parents’ chicken pen located in their private residence behind Federal Pay Office, Nyima in Makurdi, Benue State.
Aondaver who was a JSS 2 student of Lady Celina Academy Makurdi, allegedly hanged himself in a mysterious circumstance.
According to the mother of the deceased, Veronica Terlumun, who wept profusely as she spoke, said she was still in shock and could not comprehend what led her son to commit the abominable act.
She said, “That afternoon, he was playing football with his mates outside and at about 7pm we started looking for him after his mates had all gone home.
“After searching the entire neighbourhood for him, my instinct directed me to the pen where I found him hanging lifeless. I couldn’t understand it. I screamed and called his father who was not within at the time.
“My husband came; he was shocked and speechless. We immediately called the Police who came and observed the situation and after examining his remains, they expressed shock that he did not stool or urinate on his body as expected in such deaths.
Moreover, he was hung with a piece of rag which obviously couldn’t have carried his body weight and his legs were on the ground. That has left us even more confused. However, we are not suspecting anybody in this matter but we are allowing the Police do their investigation.”
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Moses Yamu confirmed incident adding that investigation was ongoing.