Locals in Luwero, Kasana have revealed that the S.4 male student who ended his own life on Sunday was often dragged to school and tried suicide several times by swallowing tablets.

The deceased identified as Fred Ssekabira,16, a student of Everest College in Luwero Town Council, was found by locals at 5:00 am in the morning, lying on the ground with a rope tied to his neck, near a tree in his vicinity.

The deceased was meters away from their home at Kasana playgrounds.

Locals who spoke on condition of anonymity allege that the deceased often protested whenever his parents took him to school. They allege further that Ssekabira always refused schooling under unclear circumstances and preferred to stay at home doing nothing.

Ronald Ndawula, the Director of Everest College says the deceased had always swallowed piriton tablets while threatening to take his life, but in vain. He adds that Ssekabira was always dragged to school by his parents but isolated himself and looked depressed.

“He previously swallowed piriton and said he would commit suicide, he disturbed his parents and refused school. The boy looked psychologically tortured,” Ndawula said.

According to Patrick Lule, the Acting Savannah region police publicist, detectives visited the scene and picked up the body and preliminary findings suggest the deceased committed suicide.