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Girl sets herself on fire to avoid school

By Moses Bikala

Added 3rd October 2017 01:37 PM

Naiwumbwe said her 14-year-old daughter abandoned school in the middle of the last school term. She had been a Primary Seven pupil at Modern Primary School in Namutumba town council.

Girl sets herself on fire to avoid school

Naiwumbwe said her 14-year-old daughter abandoned school in the middle of the last school term. She had been a Primary Seven pupil at Modern Primary School in Namutumba town council.

CRAZY CRAZY | IGANGA

A 14-year-old girl recently endangered her life when she set herself ablaze using petrol, so she could  avoid going back to school.

The girl (name withheld) had gone to hide at the home of her grandmother in Nambale sub-county, Iganga district for a couple of months.

On the fateful day, the girl realised that her mother, Sophie Naiwumbwe, had come to pick her up, so she decided to take the drastic step of protesting in flames.

Naiwumbwe said her daughter abandoned school in the middle of the last school term. She had been a Primary Seven pupil at Modern Primary School in Namutumba town council.

Naiwumbwe said the girl once threatened to set herself ablaze if she was forced to go back to school, but she took it lightly.

She reportedly locked herself inside one of the rooms at her grandmother's house and set herself on fire and sustained serious burns.

The medical superintendent at Iganga Hospital, Dr. Stephen Waako, said the girl would be transferred to Mulago Hospital because the burns on her body are life threatening.

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