14-year-old girl tries to kill herself with poison after mother told her to stay away from 34-year-old boyfriend

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By: Wayne Morin

A teenage girl was rushed to a hospital in critical condition after drinking a poisonous substance because she was angry with her mother, according to police in Ghana.

Ashanti police said that the mother found her 14-year-old daughter unconscious in her bed after she tried to kill herself because she was told to stay away from her 34-year-old boyfriend.

Adjoa Ampomaa is being treated at the Nweneso Number One hospital, where she is said to be in critical condition.

The mother told investigators that about a week ago, she realized that her daughter was spending time with a new boyfriend.

When the mother found out that the man was 34 years old, she banned her daughter from seeing him again, fearing that she might get pregnant with his child.

On Monday morning, the mother went to her daughter's bedroom to wake her up, but she found her unconscious in bed with a bottle of poison next to her.