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8-year-old girl dead after committing suicide by hanging herself in a bathroom

By Mason White 11:41 AM March 16, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A little girl is dead after she was found hanged, police in Nigeria said.

Enugu State Police said that residents in Nsukka, are shocked after discovering 8-year-old Chiemerie Asadu dead.

According to the initial police investigation the girl committed suicide on Monday afternoon. Residents flocked to the scene of the incident and were seen standing speechless.

Police have not released a motive for the suicide and no suicide note was found. A neighbor said that he saw the girl playing with other children at the market on Monday morning.

Another neighbor said that the girl was probably murdered and the scene was made to look as a suicide, as the girl’s feet was on the ground and the rope was not tight around her neck.

Police said that the body of the girl, who was found hanging in the bathroom, was sent to a medical examiner in order to determine the cause of death. Police have launched an investigation into the incident, but so far, no arrests have been made.