According to Ntcheu Police Publicist Hastings Chigaru, the deceased was four months pregnant and named one of her village boys to be the one responsible. On Saturday, July 28, the deceased in the company of her parents, went to the boy friend's place to discuss about the issue.
Unfortunately, the alleged boy friend denied responsibility of the pregnancy and vowed that he cannot take her for a wife. This did not go down well with the deceased. The girl later took rat poison and was found lying unconscious at her mother's compound same day.
“Police are advising people to stop from resorting to taking owns life when in any problems. They should rather seek counselling from community leaders such as religious and others.
Parents should also know that it is a crime to force minors into marriage regardless of any circumstances that may arise,” explained the police spokesperson.
The girl was taken to Ntcheu District Hospital for medical attention but, was pronounced dead before receiving treatment at the hospital. Postmortem conducted at the District Hospital concluded that death was due to poisoning.