Miracle Preparatory School, the junior high school the 14-year-old girl who allegedly committed suicide attended has assured the public that it will cooperate with the police to establish the cause of her death.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that on Monday, 17 May 2021, at 7 pm, the body of the late Leticia Kyere Pinaman. A final year student, who was preparing to sit for the upcoming Basic Education Certification Education (BECE) was found, hanging at the dining hall. Prior to this, she was seen at the auditorium for our weekly Monday Bible Studies,” the school announced in a statement.
The mother of the deceased whose name is immediately unknown believes her daughter was killed by some of her colleague students and hanged in the dining hall to cover up their crime.
“Someone killed my daughter. Lord deal with the person in the morning, when he or she drinks water…” the mother said.
“Leticia was killed. A doctor has confirmed she did not commit suicide if she had, she’d defecate on herself. I was there when the doctor undressed Leticia she had not defecated or urinated on herself. Her tongue didn’t come out of her mouth. It all means someone killed her and tied her neck with the rope,” she added.
But in the statement signed by the headmistress of the school, indicated that the cause of Leticia’s death is unknown and that professionals can unravel the exact cause – shooting down claims she was murdered by her colleagues.
“As of now, we do not know the cause of her death, therefore, we are waiting for the outcome of the ongoing investigation. A communique will be issued when the school knows more. This is truly a sad day and has shocked the institution to the core.
The school, therefore, urged the general public and media to refrain from the publication and circulation of news lacking positive accuracy.
“We humbly send out condolences to family, friends, and all who knew her and keep them in our prayers in the hard times. We entreat the public and media outlets to desist from circulating false information on print and all social media platforms, as we cherish her memory and look to get to the bottom of this,” the statement noted.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Origianlfmonline.com | Ghana