Primary Five Pupil Commits Suicide After Being Punished By Elder Brother
By Melanie Aanyu
The territorial police of Agago district are investigating an incident involving a primary five pupil of Patongo school who committed suicide after being punished by her elder brother.
The deceased identified as Grace Adokorach, 16, a resident of Lukula village in Lira Kato sub county is reported to have committed suicide after undergoing repeated beatings by her elder brother identified as Patrick Okello, a teacher at the school.
It’s reported that Okello sent his now deceased sibling to fetch water at a nearby source on Saturday, but she delayed and the brother subjected her to punishment by beating her upon return.
The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson David Ongom Mudong says that the girl was again beaten on Sunday morning before she was sent to the garden by her brother to uproot cassava tubers and never returned.