A teenage girl committed suicide after being punished by her brother for spending a night with her boyfriend. the 16-year-old girl was from Birunda, Trans Nzoia County, Mercy Wakhungu.
The 16-year-old Mercy Wakhungu, a Standard Six pupil at Birunda Primary School, escaped from their house and spent the night at an undisclosed place with her boyfriend. The heartbreaking incident was informed to the Kiminini Police Station by her sister, Brigid Wakhungu.
When the 16-year-old girl came back home at around 6 am on Friday, she was asked where she was the night and who was she spending the night. According to Brigit Wakhungu, the 16-year-old refused to tell her brother about her locations, and with whom and where she had spent her night, the brother was urged to punish her.
After that, the girl escaped her brother and went into her room.
The 16-year-old girl fled to her room and closed the door, according to the police commander. Then she locked the door from inside and hanged herself to death. Trans Nzoia County Police were informed about the incident.
“The officers had visited the scene and discovered the body hanging from the roof with a rope around the neck. There were no other visible wounds,” said Trans Nzoia County Police Commander Ayub Ali.
The dead body was carried the Kiminini Cottage Hospital mortuary for autopsy.