2.02.2021

16-year-old Zambian girl commits suicide after she was accused of stealing her mom's underwear

16-year-old Zambian girl commits suicide after she was accused of stealing

It was reported that a 16-year-old girl who is Identified as Agness Katenga and also a student of Lunga Day secondary school In Mwinilunga district of Northwestern Province, Zambia committed suicide after she was being accused of stealing three new underwear that belonged to her mother.

It was stated that Agness was said to have sneaked out of the house around 8pm on saturday, January 30 after she was beaten by her mother Lucy Kayombo after she was accused of stealing and she was found as she hanged herself on a mango tree.

A statement issued by the Police in Northwestern Province, said Agness was angered by the accusation. Police added that they visited the scene and suspected no foul play.

While she was speaking to a local media in Mwinilunga on Monday afternoon, a family source claimed that the pants were later discovered in the mother's suitcase.

According to the source, the deceased's mother bought the underwear last week Wednesday, put them in a suitcase then forgot because she was busy.


Read the statement below

"When she wanted to wear one of them, she searched in four other bags except the other old suitcase and found nothing. So she decided to call her daughter, whom she then accused of having stolen her new underwears. When she denied, the mother beat her up. The girl got annoyed and later hanged herself in a mango tree at night." the family source said.

The source said after police officers collected the body, other female relatives searched all Lucy's bags and found the three new underwear in an old suitcase.


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