11-year old found dead in Couva home

11-year old found dead in Couva home

An 11-year old boy may have hanged himself in his Couva home on Monday night.

While watching TV last night, the fourth-standard student was told to go to bed as he had to attend school the following morning. His parents said that he got upset and went to his room.

Later on that night, the father went to check on him but found him lying in his bed with a cord around his neck. He was taken to the Couva District Health Facility, where officials tried to revive him. But, he was pronounced dead.

Police interviewed the parents about the incident.

Officials from the Child Protection Unit (CPU) are also expected to interview the parents and relatives of the child.

An autopsy is expected today to determine the cause of death.