Teen kills self leaving 2 weeks old baby

A 19 year old girl of Muzabwera compound in Mpulungu has committed suicide after taking an overdose of indocide.
Meanwhile a 13 year old Mpulungu boy has drowned in Lake Tanganyika.
The girl, Veronica Namutengu, committed suicide around 18:00hrs on Monday, after a reported quarrel with her mother over the girl’s two weeks old baby.
Some sources from the same compound confirmed that the girl’s mother had strongly rebuked her for having a child outside wedlock and whose father cannot even take care of her.
The sources said after the reprimand, Veronica took about 10 capsules of indocide and went to sleep.
She was later found dead and had left behind her two weeks old child.
Veronica has since been buried at Musende village.
And police sources yesterday confirmed that the 13 year old boy drowned over the weekend when he went swimming with his friends at Musende bay.
Sources said while the boys were swimming, they noticed that there colleague had suddenly disappeared in the water prompting them to hurry out and report the matter to elders.
The elders together with other well-wishers then decided to conduct a search around the location of the accident.
The body was discovered trapped in reeds three hours later.
The boy has since been buried.

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