Cases of death by suicide among university students have risen in the recent years.
Police in Mombasa are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a third year male student of Technical University of Mombasa.
Anthony Khaisa’s lifeless body was discovered by his neighbours (fellow students) who had felt a foul smell coming from his house.
Neigbours tried to open the door but it was locked from inside forcing them to break it. When they gained access, they found his dangling from the roof.
He had a cloth tied on his neck and legs. His bedding was socked with fresh blood when police went to remove the body.
The students alerted the police who visited the scene and moved the body to the local morgue pending autopsy
It was not clear what may have prompted the student to take his life.
Area Police Commander said they were carrying out investigations to find out what triggered the student to commit suicide.bHe advised students to always seek help and further cautioned them against taking away their own lives.
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