Body of 11-year-old boy found hanging in Abuja
Over the weekend, the body of an 11-year-old boy, yet to be identified, was found hanging in his Abuja family compound, Kubwa Federal Housing Estate.
Umar Yahaya, the father of the victim, told DailyTrust that he was not home with the mother when the incident occurred. Their neighbor found their son, a JS2 student, hanging from an overhead tank.
“I travelled out of Abuja, while the boy’s mother was at the City Centre, where she went to condole with a relative.
Our neighbors found him hanging around this overhead tank, and immediately rushed him to Kubwa General Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a doctor on duty.” Yahaya said
According to neighbors, the boy had a misunderstanding with his elder sister for beating their younger sibling while their parents were away.
“He may have been annoyed by that, and thereafter tied his neck with a rope used for hanging clothes inside the compound. He was found dangling, with the rope around his neck” one of the neighbours said
The matter has been reported to the police while his body has been evacuated from the scene of the incident.