Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 30 January 2013
The residents of Kweikuma in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis are in a state of shock when a 13-year-old boy, Isaac Ocran, committed suicide with a nylon rope on Tuesday.
The corpse of the deceased was found hanging in an uncompleted building adjacent to the family house around 1630 hours yesterday.
The Station Officer at Adiembra Police Station, Chief Inspector Anobaah Odoi, confirmed the tragic incident to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday.
He said the corpse had been deposited at the Effia-Nkwanta Hospital pending autopsy. Chief Inspector Odoi said police investigations revealed that the deceased was punished by his mother the previous day for misconduct and threatened to kill himself.
The deceased, who is a pupil of Sekondi Presby Basic School is said to have a quiet demeanour and liked by his colleagues.
The head teacher of the school, Mr. Joseph Antwi Boateng, expressed shock and sadness over the death of his pupil saying the deceased never exhibited any suicidal mannerism.
When the GNA visited the school this morning, the whole school was in a state of mourning with some pupils singing dirges to bid him farewell.