An eleven year old girl is alleged to have taken her own life on Wednesday for reasons still being investigated by Police.
The victim resides in a settlement in Vatuwaqa and was found by her sister inside their home yesterday afternoon.
Investigations continue into the circumstances surrounding the incident and a post mortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death.
Twelve people have become victims of suicide in 2019 compared to eight for the same period last year.
Police have recorded 16 cases of attempted suicide cases compared to 6 for the same period last year.
We urge members of the public to utilise the various counselling services available by Government and NGOs as a means of overcoming difficult situations they may find themselves in.