An 11 year old student died after taking his own life as he was unhappy about being disciplined by his mother.
The incident occurred on the 1st of this month in a village in Kadavu.
The victim allegedly took his own life after being disciplined by his mother on Saturday night and was later found by his older brother.
The victim’s body is at the Vunisea Hospital awaiting postmortem examination as investigations continue.
In an earlier incident involving another student, a 17 year old boy had taken his life inside a school dormitory on the island of Ovalau on the 28th of August. His death has since been classified as a suicide case following the postmortem examination.
To date there has been 62 suicide cases compared to 51 for the same period and we are asking members of the public to share their problems and learn to reach out when in need.
There are NGO’s and religious organisations that specialize in counseling as well as many other services available instead of resorting to such drastic measures to deal with your problems.