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Girl commits suicide after being forced to marry older man she did not love

By Mason White 5:52 PM April 27, 2017
Noose (illustration)
Noose (illustration)
By: Mason White

A teenage girl in Nigeria, ended her own life after being forced to marry a man who she did not love, according to police.

Bauchi police said that they have launched an investigation after the 14-year-old girl, who was not identified, was found hanging by a tree.

According to the police investigation, her parents forced to marry a much older man. The girl protested, but she was not given a choice.

After the marriage ceremony, the girl asked for a divorce. Her husband refused the request. One night, the girl went into the woods, where she hanged herself from a tree.

The girl was found hanging from a tree by a black cloth the following morning. She was declared dead at the scene. The people who found the girl hanging, took photos and uploaded them to the Internet, where they went viral.

People became angry after seeing the photos, and called on the government officials to ban forced marriages.