First-year UB student commits 'suicide'

UB Admin Block PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
UB Admin Block PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

After posting “the owner committed suicide” on his Facebook and Instagram accounts, a first-year student at University of Botswana jumped off the roof of the fourth floor to his death early Saturday.

Police are trying to piece together information to establish what the 17-year-old boy, who was an off-campus student, was doing in the campus that early in the morning.

Central Police Station commander, Superintendent Mothusi Phadi told The Monitor they received the report at around 4am on Saturday, then rushed to the university, and took the deceased to Princess Marina Hospital where the doctors certified the boy dead on arrival.

Editor's Comment
Tighten the law on drug dealers

Our youth are perishing; their once hopeful bright future is going down the drain; all because of illicit drugs.It is very easy to blame the addict, but it is not as simple as that! Drug dealing is a very lucrative business for some shameless people amongst our society and as such they have come up with tight strategies on how to push their business.Drug addiction is bad, and while the individual on drugs sometimes might have been the one who...

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