Eleven students of Manga Girls’ High School in Nyamira County were on Saturday, March 13 injured while rescuing a suicidal form one schoolmate.
The suicidal girl had attempted to jump from the second floor of a storeyed lecture hall. Her rescuers, 11 in number, had convened to save her from fatally thudding against the ground.
The 11 learners sustained bruises and minor injuries after successfully holding the free-falling student.
One of the rescuers lost her tooth in the incident, and 11 other students sustained minor injuries during the incident police said.
Nyamira County Commissioner Amos Mariba said the injured girls were taken to Manga Sub-County Hospital, where they were treated and discharged.
“It remains unclear why the form one student attempted suicide, though teachers at Manga Girls’ High School, a boarding institution, said the minor had been caught in possession of items stolen from her schoolmates,” Mariba said in a statement on Saturday.
Mariba also added that the said student had been previously caught with some stolen items in her box and she had some pending case with the administration.
The teenager is being held in lawful custody at Sengera Police Station to give reasons as to why she wanted to commit suicide.
By Darlington Mose