By Nakanwagi Olivier Mukaaya
A 15 year old girl has committed suicide after her parents threatened harsh punishment for stealing Shs2000.
The girl, a former P.6 pupil at Subi primary school, Bumukari central village Bumukari parish Kato Sub County in Manafwa district committed suicide on Saturday.
Mr. Fredrick Washakira one of the residents of Bumukari Village said that the girl was given a slight slap by her parents for stealing Shs2000.
He revealed further that the parents also threatened to burn her over the crime. Scared, the girl disappeared from home only for her lifeless body to be discovered the following morning hanging on a mango tree in their compound.
Ms Rose Namutoosi also a resident blamed the parents for always threatening to cause harm to their children when they commit crimes which resulted in the death of the child.
She also urged her fellow parents to raise their children by counseling rather than opting to beat or harm them.
Rogers Taitika, the Police Spokesperson of the Elgon region has confirmed the incident saying that police has launched investigations into circumstances that led to the suicide.
He added that the body had been taken to Mbale regional referral hospital for a postmortem before it will be handed over to the parents for burial.