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Death of 14-year-old JHS final year student – Father suspects foul play

Williams Kyere, father of the 14-year-old JHS final year student who allegedly committed suicide, has said that he suspects foul play in the death of his daughter.

Mr. Kyere alleged that pictures taken at the regional hospital morgue showed a mark on her left wrist, indicating that something untoward happened to his daughter.

He also alleged that “after the examination by the Doctors, we found out that she had not urinated, nor defecated, her tongue was intact and her eyes closed. So those saying she has committed suicide, it’s neither here nor there. I don’t believe it.”

The deceased, Leticia Kyere Pinaman, was allegedly seen by her colleagues hanging from the roof of the school’s dining hall, on the night of Monday, May 17. The incident occurred at Baakoniaba, a suburb of Sunyani in the Bono Region.

Mr Kyere further described the supposed suicide note indicating that a certain necklace be given to someone by the name Silicon, as fabricated.

“Leticia is a calm person, she does not hide her feelings. Whatever she needs, she asked, either through the sister or mother or sometimes through the teachers. She does not lack anything,” Mr Kyere said.

He said he got to the school upon a call from the wife but was told the scene had been cordoned off. “when the police patrol team, dispatched to the scene arrived, I saw my daughter standing with a rope around her neck.

Williams Kyere insisted he suspects foul play in the narration about his daughter’s death and even accused the school authorities of killing her. He has vowed to do everything to get to the bottom of the matter.

A pathologist in Sunyani is scheduled to perform an autopsy to ascertain the cause of death and Mr. Kyere said the family will wait for the outcome then take it from there.

Meanwhile, DSP Kingsley Owiredu says the police will explore all avenues, including the suicide note and some other notes found in her diary in the investigations, as they wait for the outcome of the autopsy by the end of the week.

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