A 16-year-old grade 10 pupil of Lunga Day Secondary School in Mwinilunga district of Northwestern Province, Zambia, has taken her own life after being accused of stealing 3 new underwear belonging to her mother.
According to reports, Agness Katenga is said to have sneaked out of the house around 8pm on Saturday, January 30, 2021 after she was beaten by her mom, Lucy Kayombo for the alleged theft and hanged herself on a mango tree.
In a statement released by the Police in Northwestern Province, Agness was angered by the accusation. Police added that they visited the scene of the incident and suspected no foul play.
Meanwhile, speaking to a local media in Mwinilunga on Monday afternoon, a family source revealed that the panties were later discovered in the mother’s suitcase.
According to the source, the deceased’s mom bought the underwear last week Wednesday, put them in a suitcase then forgot because she was busy.
“When she wanted to wear one of them, she searched in four other bags except the other old suitcase and found nothing. So she decided to call her daughter, whom she then accused of having stolen her new underwears. When she denied, the mother beat her up. The girl got annoyed and later hanged herself in a mango tree at night.” the family source said.
The source revealed that after police officers collected the body, other female relatives searched all Lucy’s bags and found the 3 new underwear in an old suitcase.