The police in Kasempa has recorded a suicide case involving a 22-year-old boy who allegedly hung himself to a tree.
According to the North –Western Police Chief, Dennis Moola, the boy, Felix Kasanda, decided to take his life after he was condemned for wanting to punch his father who tried to stop a fight between him and his young sister.
He was alleged to have turned against his father, Dason Kasanda, 51, by throwing a punch but missed after he tried to beat his sister who refused to carry a container of water from the borehole.
On Saturday, Dason reported that his son committed suicide using a fibre between 09:00 and 17:00 hours in Ngoma area.
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Moola said on the said day, Felix picked a quarrel with his young sister after she refused to carry a container of water from the borehole.
“A 22-year-old man in Kasempa has committed suicide after he was condemned for wanting to punch his father who treid to stop a fight between him and the sister,” he said.
When the sister refused to carry the container, Felix got upset and wanted to beat her but that his father intervened to stop the fight .
Moola said his father then left home to get money under the social cash transfer scheme for his son and upon his return, his wife informed him that their son had not been home following the misunderstanding.
He said his wife was directed to look for Felix and was later informed by a neighbour, Edwin Kakoma that he heard him talking about hanging himself.
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