Police say no signs of foul play in case of teen hanging

The teen who was found hanging in the washroom of the Charity Secondary School dormitory last Tuesday, died as a result of asphyxiation due to compression to the neck.

This was the cause of death given by Dr Nehaul Singh after a post mortem was conducted last Friday. A police official stressed that there were no signs of foul play and that the incident was not being treated as a murder.

The theory of murder arose after the parents of 13-year-old Kester De Agrella, of Karawab Village in the Pomeroon River, said they did not believe that their son took his own life.

De Agrella was found hanging from the ceiling of a male washroom at the dormitory, shortly after 11.15 am. A shocked classmate made the discovery.

This newspaper was told by students that after the discovery was made, a teacher rushed to the scene and cut the rope from around the young man’s neck while he was still breathing. He died shortly after.

The teen had missed a social studies class before he was discovered. Prior to his death, the teen according to students appeared to be in good spirits.

Other students said that recently De Agrella had been taunted and threatened by students who stay in the school’s dormitory, after he had informed the authorities that the males were taking alcohol into the facility.

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