Junior Secondary School two (JSS2) student of Lady Celina Academy, Aounduver Terunm, was found hanged in his parents’ chicken pen, reports say.
The lifeless body of the 13-year-old was discovered in his parents’ chicken pen located in their private residence behind Federal Pay Office, Nyima, Makurdi, Benue State.
The deceased’s mother, Veronica Terunm said she was still in shock and could not comprehend what led her son to hang himself.
Veronica Ternum narrated: “I cannot just understand what really happened I must confess. He was just a small boy, I advised him on Sunday afternoon on the need for him to be a good boy in the family and few hours later I found him hanging and dead in our chicken pen.
That afternoon he was playing football with his mates outside and at about 7pm we started looking for him after his mates had all gone home. After searching the entire neighbourhood for him, my instinct directed me to the pen where I found him hanging lifeless.
“I couldn’t understandable it. I screamed and called his father who was not within at the time. My husband came and was speechless and shocked. We immediately called the Police who came and observed the situation and after examining his remains, they expressed shock that he did no stool or urinate on his body as expected in such deaths.”
According to Veronica, the police observed further that the boy hung from a piece of rag which obviously couldn’t have carried his body weight and his legs were on the ground.
The deceased mother said that has left the family even more confused.
“We are not suspecting anybody in this matter but we are allowing the Police do their investigation,” she added.
Police authorities in the area confirmed the incident, saying the matter is under investigation.