Tragic news has fallen over Amolatar District after a senior two student of Aputi Secondary School has reportedly committed suicide on Monday after her father giving her no hope of returning to school following the reopening of second term on Monday.
Ms Naume Mirriam Anyango, 18, reportedly disappeared from home on Sunday evening and was found dangling on a mango tree, about 20 metres from their home at Iyapeiye village, Anyli Parish, in Aputi Sub County on Monday.
The North Kyoga regional police spokesperson, Mr Okema Jimmy Patrick, confirmed the incident, saying that the police have commenced an investigation into the matter.
"It's alleged that on Sunday, the father to the deceased Sam Orach, a resident told the deceased to take the animals for grazing in the bush. At this point, the girl demanded for school fees so that should could prepare to go back to school. However, the father insisted that should take the animals to graze which she did, but later the deceased left the animals alone in the bush. This forced the angry father to punish her by canning and out of annoyance, Anyango disappeared from home, they searched for her until yesterday (Monday) when her body was discovered hanging on a mango tree,'' - Patrick Okema explained.
Okema said after receiving the report, their team on ground immediately visited the scene and confirmed she hanged herself. The body was handed over to the relatives for burial.
This is a very unfortunate incident, we appeal to parents to always find the best way to approach and respond to children in case of school fees or needs of children,'' he concluded.