Class 7 girl kills self after being beaten for not spending night at home

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A 13-year-old girl committed suicide on Saturday in Molo, Nakuru County after she was reportedly beaten by her parents for failing to spend the night at their home.

The girl’s father said the daughter did not return home on Friday after leaving school but instead went to spend the night at their neighbour’s house without asking for permission.

On Saturday morning, she was seen by her mother who summoned her to the house where she was reprimanded and beaten by her father before he left and went to the farm.

The Class 7 pupil is then said to have locked herself in her room and remained there until in the afternoon when her father returned and found the room still locked from inside.

When the girl failed to respond to several calls, the father decided to break into the room where he found the daughter had hanged herself.

Area Assistant chief Caroline Chebet confirmed the incident.

The girl’s body was taken to Molo Sub-county Hospital mortuary.

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