Pastor's Daughter Commits Suicide Over Pregnancy

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A 16 year old girl has committed in suicide in Masaka after she discovered she was pregnant. Victo Nakaggwa hung herself in a pit latrine on Sunday night. Her body was discovered by her family on Monday morning.

A 16 year old girl has committed in suicide in Masaka after she discovered she was pregnant.
 
Victo Nakaggwa hung herself in a pit latrine on Sunday night. Her body was discovered by her family on Monday morning.
 
The Mandela Secondary School Kyabakuza student had discovered that she had been impregnanted by a boda boda rider only identified as Frank. However, when Victo informed her erstwhile lover of the pregnancy, he denied responsibility.
 
Victo Nakaggwa was the daughter of Pastor Elly Kaggwa of Victorious Church located in Kyabakuza town, Masaka.
 
A distraught Kaggwa said that they had become suspicious that something was not right with Victo who had become distant. Kaggwa explained that tha Victo had become silent but would not tell any family member what was causing her anguish.
 
Victo's change of behaviour had become noticeable a month ago.
 
Kaggwa became suspicious when Victo went missing on Sunday night. All attempts to look for her failed until the family noticed on Monday morning that the pit latrine had been locked from the inside. They broke down the door and found her hanging by a knotted rope.
 
 
Masaka District Police Commander Henry Kavuma says that police has recovered the deceased’s body from the pit latrine and taken it to Masaka referral hospital for postmortem.
 
He calls upon parents to be watchful of change of behaviour in their children to prevent such incidents.