Girl commits suicide over mobile phone

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LIRA- A twenty-year-old girl has committed suicide after her mobile phone was allegedly stolen by her jilted boyfriend.

In a suicidal note seen by Daily Monitor, Irene Alobo accused the boyfriend of stealing her handset and forcing her to abort.

She claimed that her lover forced her to procure an abortion and later abandoned her after stealing her phone.

The suicidal note to her boyfriend reads in part: “Just confess and you will be forgiven not by my mum, family members or your family members but by God, because I am gone.”

It is reported that the deceased on Wednesday swallowed a pesticide and was found unconscious in a cassava garden near the family house in Kasubi village, Adyel Division, in Lira Town.

Relatives rushed her to Lira Regional Referral Hospital where she died on arrival.

Ms Doreen Auma confirmed her daughter’s death.

“In fact I never knew that she was having any love affair. But my daughter has been behaving in a queer way. At one time, she swallowed petrol in attempt to kill herself,” Ms Auma said.

She said: “There is nothing I can add. She is already dead,” Ms Auma said on Thursday.

North Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson, Mr David Ongom Mudong, condemned the incident, blaming parents for not counselling their children.

“The girl started showing signs of committing suicide earlier, but her parents never took time to counsel her until she took her life,” Mr Ongom said.

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