Teen commits suicide following death of 12-year-old girlfriend
A pining boyfriend on Sunday evening took his own life following the death of 12-year-old, Amber Richards, who was crushed in a collapsing house in LBI on Friday last.
The dead teen has been identified as 15-year-old, Ricardo Niranjan of Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara.
This publication was informed on Tuesday that the teen was last seen by neighbours on Sunday evening, and it was after they opted to pay him a visit on Monday, that his body was found hanging in the home.
Niranjan has reportedly been living alone since last Wednesday after his mother and siblings went away to Suriname to meet with family.
Richards and Niranjan have reportedly been involved for some time, after having met via Facebook.
The 12-year-old girl, who resides in Canal Number 1, West Bank Demerara was vacationing at her aunt’s home with her younger brother when she met her demise.
Reports had revealed that the young children were swinging from a hammock under the one storey wooden structure where they were staying, when the “main beam”- which the hammock was connected to- was pulled out from under the house.
Richard’s aunt and her family were in the house at the time that it collapsed.
The 12-year-old was already dead by the time she was picked out of the rubble, while her 9-year-old brother received severe injuries.