Nine year old boy dies after apparent suicide attempt

A nine year-old boy who was hospitalised following an apparent suicide attempt on Thinadhoo in Gaaf Dhaal Atoll on July 29 has died of his injuries.

Haveeru reported a family member as stating that doctors at Indhira Gandi Memorial Hospital (IGHM) had given up hope for the child’s recovery last week, and that the boy’s condition deteriorated after he was removed from intensive care yesterday.

Police said at the time that the boy was found hanging from a coconut palm and was rescued by his 14 year-old brother.