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62 suicide cases recorded so far this year

September 3, 2018 9:50 pm

An 11-year-old student died after taking his own life as he was upset with his mother for disciplining him.

The incident occurred on Saturday in a village in Kadavu.

The victim’s body was later found by his older brother on Saturday night.

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Police says that the victim’s body is at the Vunisea Hospital waiting post mortem as investigations continue.

Meanwhile, in an earlier incident, a 17-year-old boy had also taken his life inside a school dormitory on the island of Ovalau last Tuesday.

His death has been classified as a suicide case following the post mortem.

To date, there has been 62 suicide cases compared to 51 for the same period last year.

Police are urging the public to share their problems and learn to reach out when in need.

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