16-year-old commits suicide over arrested boyfriend

A 16-year-old student was this morning found hanging dead in her father's bedroom in Wakiso district.

Preliminary findings indicate that the S.3 student of Kawempe Republic secondary school committed suicide after her father Mugisha Kiraka dragged her together with her boyfriend to Nsangi police station after finding them having sex in his bedroom.

At the station, a case of defilement was registered and the boyfriend an 18-year-old was detained. According to a detective who preferred anonymity, the girl was yesterday subjected to a medical examination which confirmed that she had been defiled.

But this morning, Kiraka says he found the daughter hanging dead in his bedroom. In a statement recorded at the station over the death, Kiraka says he spent the night in his shop out of disgust following what the daughter's actions the day before. 

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said the matter is still under investigation.

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