A form 4 student at Kochilira CDSS committed suicide after he reportedly misused fees, Mchinji Police spokesperson, Moses Kajawa Nyirenda, confirmed in an interview with Times Citizen.
He said that the deceased drunk poison on February 25, 2016 at around 9am and was pronounced dead at Ludzi Mission hospital in the district upon arrival.
“He left a suicide note in a form on of SMS addressed to his girlfriend that he had taken poison to escape problems which he has facing after misusing the money,” said Kajawa Nyirenda.
Postmortem indicated that he died of poisoning.
He added: “The uncle to the deceased said the boy was not reporting for classes when the second term opened because he had misused the funds. He also said the deceased fraudulently received social cash transfer money a day before he took away his life.”
Form 4 candidates are scheduled to write the MSCE examinations in June.