Girl aged 7 found hanging

2011-03-09 00:00

IN what appears to be a suicide, a seven-year-old girl was found hanging from a rafter at her family’s home in the Ungai Ward in Sowati near Umzinto on Thursday evening.

It has been reported that the girl was playing with two other girls, aged five and six, in a goat kraal before her death.

Captain Vincent Pandarum of Scottburgh police said a neighbour found the child, who was rushed to a clinic and then to G.J. Crookes hospital in Scottburgh where she was pronounced dead.

“We will have to look into whether there were any problems facing the victim that may have caused her to commit suicide.”

Pandarum said police are waiting for the other children to get over their trauma before questioning them.

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