A 12-YEAR-OLD girl was found dead last week after she allegedly hanged herself from her cupboard with the belt from her coat. In what was a complete shock to the community, Alyssa Ramlal from Deccan Road Primary School is said to be the first suicide of a pupil at the school since its opening. The motive behind the suicide is unknown but a member of the team investigating the tragedy said that they found that Alyssa’s phone had a sim card missing. “There are about five of us who are leading investigations and we are waiting on results from the analysis of the phone to find out if any information is on it,” said the informant. In a statement released by the Deccan Road Primary School’s school governing body (SGB), the school said it is in a state of shock concerning the news. “We are baffled that she committed suicide. She was a very quiet child and always well-behaved. Therefore it comes at a huge shock to us that she took her own life,” said SGB member Rumen Maistry. Many of her teachers paid tribute to her by making a visit to her house to offer their condolences to her family. “We are all shocked because this was a quiet child and maybe if we had known what she was going through we could have helped,” said one teacher who wished to remain anonymous. “She was an exemplary pupil who excelled in her work,” said Maistry.