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A 15-year-old girl identified as Daphine Kimuli reportedly committed suicide over poor exam result in Uganda.

It was gathered that the deceased was mocked over her poor performance in the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) which she wrote at Bwikya Muslim Primary School in Hoima City in western Uganda last year.

According to Police report, Kimuli disappeared from home three days ago after Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) released last year’s PLE results in which she scored aggregate 25.

After several failed efforts to find her, her body was found hanging on a jackfruit tree near her home in Bwikya ward in Hoima East division on Wednesday by a 35- year-old neighbor.

The police spokesman, Julius Hakiza, confirming the incident noted that the incident was reported by the neighbour at Kinuubi police post, he revealed the police immediately sprang up to visit the homicide scene and her body taken for autopsy.

Hakiza noted that Kimuli left a suicide note in which she listed several people whom she described as her enemies.

In the note seen by police, Kimuli said she had decided to leave her purported enemies “to enjoy their world as she was going somewhere else.”

Two people have been arrested to help in investigations. One of the suspects was allegedly found with Kimuli’s note which she kept without informing the girl’s family, only to bring it to their attention after her death. She said Kimuli had given her the note.

Speaking with newsmen, the school head teacher, Francis Bagonza described the deceased as a quiet and well-disciplined pupil.


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