An 18-year-old Grade Seven Pupil of Mafwasa Basic School in Kapiri Mposhi district has committed suicide after being chased from class for not paying school fees.
Kapiri Mposhi Police Commanding Officer, Munembo Mubita, who identified the deceased as Benson Mwitwa confirmed the incident to ZANIS today.
Mr. Mubita said the deceased took his life on Friday last week around 14:30 hours by drinking a pesticide known as doom.
“The report was brought to police by the grandfather of the deceased that his grandson had drunk a pesticide after he was chased from school for not paying school fee,” Mr. Munembo said.
The Police Commander said the deceased was rushed to Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The remains of the boy have since been buried.