(Accused of stealing) Teenager commits suicide PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 July 2018 17:30

By Remus Ong

A 14-year-old boy hanged himself to death in Diplahan Municipality, Zamboanga Sibugay Province last Tuesday after reportedly being  accused by family members of stealing a bottle of perfume.

Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 Information Officer, said that the boy is a resident of Guinoman, Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay.

The boy’s body was discovered hanging lifeless from a tree in Purok Dancing Lady by a farmer identified as Diosdado Monasque.

Prior to the incident, the victim’s mother and brother accused the boy of stealing a bottle of perfume and sharing its contents with his girlfriend.

Last Tuesday, the boy left the family residence after telling his mother that he will apologize for the misdeed.

A few hours later, the boy’s body was found lifeless along the Daraan river bank.

The victim was the second minor who committed suicide in recent days.

Last week, a 14-year-old girl in Zamboanga City reportedly took her own life after learning that her boyfriend committed suicide.  (Remus Ong)