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Zarqa schoolboy hangs himself

By Rana Husseini - Jan 04,2014 - Last updated at Jan 04,2014

AMMAN — A nine-year-old boy purportedly “took his own life in Zarqa last week after being bullied by his schoolmates for having a deformed hand”, a senior medical source told The Jordan Times on Saturday.

The child complained to his family that boys at his school were mocking him as he did not have any fingers on his right hand, the source said.

“On Monday morning the boy hung himself with a belt in his closet... his family took him to hospital where he died shortly after being admitted,” the source added.

Pathologist Zeid Azza performed an autopsy on the victim and indicated that he died of strangulation.

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