Schoolboy found hanged after scolding for playing truant

The bedroom where the schoolboy’s body was found.

KOTA KINABALU: A 15-year-old boy was found hanged in his bedroom today hours after a scolding from his sister for skipping school in Sabah’s southwestern Beaufort district.

The boy’s body was found by his younger brother who had just returned from school.

Beaufort police chief Azmir Abdul Razak said the boy’s body was found hanging from the ceiling of his bedroom at about 1.30pm.

He said the younger brother managed to retrieve the body before calling his mother who was at work. The body had already been moved to the living room when the police arrived.

“We found out that the 51-year-old mother had left for work at 6.40am.

“Later the sister, before leaving for work herself, gave the boy a piece of her mind after he did not want to go to school,” he said.

He said that the body had been sent to the district hospital for a post mortem.