A Form 3 girl reportedly killed herself after she was accused of stealing Sh2,500 pocket money from her fellow student.

A Form 3 girl purportedly committed suicide in Matungulu, Machakos County on Wednesday.

The girl had been mentioned as a suspect by most of her colleagues when the matter was investigated.

Before her death, the young lady had owned up to taking the money.

Matungulu deputy sub-county police commander Evans Mose said the body was found dangling from rafts of a toilet at local school.

The matter was reported to Tala police station at around 3.40 pm on Wednesday.

He said the young lady had been accused of stealing Sh2,500 pocket money from her fellow pupil.

“The deceased admitted that she stole the said money and had kept it in the dormitory.” Mose told the Star by phone on Thursday.

He said the student was told by the teacher to return the cash from where she had hidden it.

It is around then that the departed is said to have devised the game plan to take her life.

“The girl was given keys to the dormitory but she failed to return. This prompted the deputy principal to go looking for her. Unfortunately, they found the girl’s body dangling from the roof of a toilet inside the dormitory building,” Mose said.