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Alleged Triple Suicide Attempt Shock

An alleged triple suicide attempt on Monday evening has resulted in one death, shocking a tightly-knit community in Vatuwaqa, Suva. Police are trying to piece together the tragedy that claimed
02 Sep 2015 13:00
Alleged Triple Suicide Attempt Shock
The spot where the alleged triple suicide took place. Photo: Shahani Mala

An alleged triple suicide attempt on Monday evening has resulted in one death, shocking a tightly-knit community in Vatuwaqa, Suva.

Police are trying to piece together the tragedy that claimed the life of one teenager yesterday morning. The teenager died at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CWM) from internal injuries, after allegedly drinking paraquat on Monday night.

Two other teenagers are admitted at the CWM Hospital. One of them, speaking to the Fiji Sun, from his hospital bed, blamed family problems for his condition.

Two of the teenagers were 13- years old and the other was, 14- years old.

“One of my friends’ who had bought the paraquat, had some family problems.

“He was beaten up by his brother and mother all the time and tried to attempt suicide rather than been beaten.

“Another friend had relationship problems and attempted suicide,” he said.

It has been established that the three were not related but close friends.

Police released a statement yesterday blaming psychological pressure.

“The Fiji Police Force is seriously concerned with a report whereby three students are alleged to have attempted to take their own lives for fear after they had failed an exam.”

However, the victims’ families say they did not know the reason for their childrens’ behaviour.

Police have advised parents to develop relationships with their children to solve problems that could easily be dealt with.

Feedback:  shahani.mala@fijisun.com.fj



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