Mohammad Shamser, 10, killed himself late on Sunday, hours after telling some friends that he would fetch his mother and kid brother from heaven. Mohammad, a resident of Watgunge, lost his mother a year ago, when she was six months’ pregnant with a second child.
“She has gone to heaven to get you a little brother,” the boy’s relatives would tell him whenever he would inquire after her. This led Mohammad to believe that the only way he could meet his mother was if he made the trip to heaven. So, on Sunday, Mohammad locked the door in a room of his uncle’s house, tied a leather strip around his neck and hanged himself from the ceiling.