Residents of?Ayehbromu North, a?suburb of Suhum?Municipality in the Eastern?Region, were Thursday?afternoon thrown into a?state of shock when a 13-?year-old boy, Kwame?James of Anglican Primary?Six, was seen hanging in?his mother?s room.hang

The body has been?deposited at the Suhum?Government Hospital?awaiting autopsy, while the?police are investigating the?cause of death.

An eyewitness, Kwaku?Atse, told DAILY GUIDE?that the mother of the?deceased, Sister Aku, sent?him in the morning to buy?some foodstuffs from the?market but he refused to?go, and when she complained?the son got hungry.

According to Atse, the?mother took a cane and?beat him for refusing to go?on the errand. The angry?mother herself went to buy?the foodstuffs, came back?to prepare the meal and left?the son in the house for her?shop.

He disclosed that at?about 3:30 pm, a tenant?noticed that Kwame James??mother?s door was opened?and when he attempted to?close it, spotted the boy?dangling on a wire hanged?on the ceiling fan. He?raised an alarm and the?attention of other tenants?was attracted, Mr. Atse?posited.

When contacted by?DAILY GUIDE, Sister Aku,?mother of the deceased,?said she had left the house?for her shop when the sad?incident happened. She?confirmed giving the boy?some punishment after he?had refused to go on an?errand.

She narrated, ?Around?4:00 pm a neighbour came?to my workplace shedding?tears and informed me that?my son had committed suicide.

I rushed to the house?and found his lifeless body?hanging on the ceiling?fan.?

The Suhum Police?Commander, DSP Musirihi?Yahaya, confirmed the incident?when contacted,?adding that the police were?seriously investigating it to?unravel the cause of death.

FROM Daniel?Bampoe, Suhum


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