Bauchi 17-year old boy commits suicide over 12-year old girl’s refusal to marry him

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By; Mohammed Kawu, Bauchi.
A Seventeen year old boy at Soro town in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State last Friday killed himself over the refusal of a 12-year old girl to marry him.
The deceased, whose name was given as Usman Abdu, was said to have hung himself on a tree after the girl, his cousin, said she would not marry him.
This was disclosed to newsmen by the Bauchi State Command, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed.
The PPRO said: “On the 13/5/2016 at about 2100hrs (9:00pm), One Usman Abdu, male, (17) of Ganja ward, Soro town in Ganjuwa LGA of Bauchi State allegedly committed Suicide by hanging himself on a tree with rope.
“The scene of the incident was visited by Police detectives led by DPO, Soro Division. The victim was photographed and rushed to Soro hospital where he was certified dead by a medical Doctor.”
DSP Mohammed stated that preliminary investigations revealed that the victim hanged himself when his cousin, a 12 years old girl of the same address rejected his marriage proposal.
Exhibit recovered, according to the PPRO; include rope which the victim used in hanging himself.
Mohammed explained that the corpse was released to relatives for burial after postmortem examinations.

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