8-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide

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An 8-year-old girl has committed suicide by hanging herself.

The 8-year-old girl, who resided together with her parents and 4 siblings in Osaka prefecture, was discovered by her 27-year-old mother on her return from work.

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She had hanged herself by tying a towel around her neck and to a 1.8m high clothes rack on their apartment’s veranda, using a folding chair to reach the rack and as a platform from which to drop herself.

Her 29-year-old father immediately summoned emergency services, but the girl was later pronounced dead.

She is said to have been alone at home whilst her mother took other siblings to a nursery.

No note or other indication of why she chose to take her own life has been found.

Her parents previously complained to her school that somebody had vandalised her schoolbooks, writing her name and “die” on a total of 12 of them. At the time the girl took 8 days off school, but later returned.

The mother of one of her friends described her as “a polite little girl” and claims she was subject to harassment but seemed unaffected, whilst a local woman who knew the girl as “really cute” reports the girl had been the victim of physical abuse at the hands of classmates.

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The school principal, pictured, feigns ignorance and denies any connection between the incident and the suicide, as might be expected:

“Some of the graffiti resembled her own handwriting, but we were unable to determine who wrote it. We don’t think her suicide was related to the graffiti. It’s truly regrettable that she lost her life like this.”

The local board of education backs the headteacher:

“Her condition at the time was stable – we consider the chance of the suicide being connected to bullying to be low.”

There is some suspicion the school is attempting to evade responsibility so they do not have to pay any compensation in the event their handling of the bullying turns out to be inadequate, as seems to be the case.

Police are treating the investigation as that of a suicide.

Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in Japan, but elementary schooler suicides are exceedingly rare – since 1998 the less than 5 per year have been reported. In 2008 no incidents at all were recorded.


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    Avatar of Mai-chan
    Comment by Mai-chan
    09:00 30/08/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    God dammit Japan! This isn't how you play hangman!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:55 17/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wow, you ass hole.
    Faith_in_humanity = -1;

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:09 10/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Puss ie

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:05 23/08/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    WTF is Japan that fucked up in evading responsibility on important matters?

    Seriously stop blaming others and take responsibility on yourself.

    Avatar of Prince_Clark
    Comment by Prince_Clark
    15:29 12/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    You need us to Russia!
    We have harsh laws and lies are not welcome!

    Avatar of Prince_Clark
    Comment by Prince_Clark
    15:24 12/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    You need to move to us in Russia, just become honest!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 29/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    it's so sad that an innocent 8 YEARS OLD loses her life because of bullying.
    I can't seem to find the words to describe how I feel right now, but that's it for my sankaku exploring for today.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    both teachers and parrents need to be closer to thier children to prevent things like this from happening.

    Avatar of chicogrande
    Comment by chicogrande
    06:49 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Terrible, terrible. To Hell with bullies and damn all the male gay video adverts I have to see in this site!

    Avatar of DP
    Comment by DP
    06:28 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think everyone can understand the feelings her family now has (sadness, rage, despair ,....),
    And for the little 8yo may she rest in peace.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I think no one can understand the feelings of her family. Don't pretend you do.

    Comment by Anonymous

    make like an 8yo and hang yourself

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:21 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    most people here are trying so hard to be funny but fail

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:55 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Havent read all of the posts but I know some of them are horrible because thats how Sankakucomplex people roll.. This is.. one of the most sad things i've read lately. R.I.P.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:44 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    When I was 8 year old I didnt even know what suicide was.

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    Comment by Chizu
    07:37 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its a hard knock life, for us..*goes off singing*

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tip; When trying to express your opinion on the tragic death of an eight-year old girl, try not to do it with a line from a shitty song that is best known for being sung by Mini-Me in the third Austin Powers movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:59 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They say suicide at that age is rare, something is wrong here. It appears there's a deeper story in this case

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:17 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    cute loli suicides without ever feeling the love and affection from another has made me In Despair!!!

    Zetsuboushita!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:36 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    God new like this breaks my heart, and if the cause of this is because of bullying, then i understand all to well what constant bullying can do to ones psyche.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, this is a pleasant thing to come home to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    News like this breaks my heart.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good, we need to start purging weakness from humanity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:48 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    your disgusting, this was a child

    Avatar of Maderlulz
    Comment by Maderlulz
    06:09 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's funny actually that people draw these imaginary lined boundaries people should give a shit for example where in the age demographic when someone commits suicide. Humans fail to be empathetic to the situation of teens and adults but regard young children as "innocent". Well logic is really an imaginary concept of naturally irrational humans trying to rationalize subjectively where these imaginary lines are to be drawn so this point I'm making is entirely moot as no human can be rational. It's impossible and yet so irrational. TL;DR >OPINIONS

    Avatar of TakedaDoujin
    Comment by TakedaDoujin
    05:48 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed, so find the nearest shotgun and blow out your useless persona.

    Avatar of Dream Weaver
    Comment by Dream Weaver
    04:24 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    She killed herself because other people are bastards. I hope the people who bully her are satisfied now and she haunts them in their dreams.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:42 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...and me. I think suicide is a tragic indication of how shit some people can be towards others. What the fuck are we...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:39 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    a loli ghost? i want to be hunted by that girl @_@

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:18 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why is there art of this!?

    Avatar of Dia
    Comment by Dia
    04:37 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was surprised by this too.

    --

    The first thing I thought was "maybe the mom did it and just framed it as a suicide", but that's probably as unlikely as an 8-year-old killing herself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:17 19/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... Dude this is from a GAME...
    秘女一夜/Hime Ichiya

    Avatar of ptolemy66t
    Comment by ptolemy66t
    04:16 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    people think violence media isn't as damaging as showing a females nipple on tv

    it is much much more damaging then people think it is

    its one of the reasons people stay in the sidelines when people get hurt in public (experienced this first hand, people will just tune it out and think its just a show or something will be resolved w/o anyone doing anything)

    You need to have the reaction to violence to solve this kind of problems or else you will just stand still or you will have much more anger when something happens to you

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:45 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guess L*o*r*d A*d*a*r God of Death and A*z*r*a*e*l archangel of death are working out my demands. Soon Japan will all die eventually.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:41 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shove a bible up your ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:11 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you're going to troll, at least try and not fuck up your sentences. Danka.

    -Anon

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:39 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's impossible. Trolls fail to use words.

    Avatar of Piecake
    Comment by Piecake
    04:39 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wish I could hug her right now, this is sad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:11 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    8 years old... for godsakes, poor girl.

    i just say, the modern world is just in deep downward spiral towards the horrors and miseries.. sad to say, but once sunk rock ain't gonna rise again..

    Comment by Shadowmen
    04:10 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    God damn bullying why is this keep on happening

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:31 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol... fuckups

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:45 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is just a big pile of bullshit. When I was eight, I didn't even know what suicide was, and I was bullied pretty badly, though they didn't say me to go and die.
    And this "school" was ignoring her bullying, or possibly abusing for the sake of saving money?
    They're going straight to deepest pits of hell. Not to mention the bullies themselves.

    It's so frustrating to read these news, and not being able to do anything...

    Avatar of PrinceHeir
    Comment by PrinceHeir
    04:00 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    that's too bad. it happens but damn those kids that bullied her, the parents should have notice it sooner.

    may her rest in peace.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well well.
    Looks like she was too cute for this ugly world.
    Or better yet too cute for her ugly female friends who probably viewed her as a threat to their money-grubbing future because cute girl, being cute and all, would have the best chances to get the prettiest and richest guy.

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    Comment by Imyou
    04:47 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese culture puts such a great emphasis on respect, so it's amazing whenever this happens and the CYA principals try to act like nothing was wrong. Yeah, maybe the girl wrote harassing messages to HERSELF telling her to die, then she died, but it probably has nothing to do with it...

    When a "local woman" can tell the girl is being abused, and the principal supposedly doesn't, it's time to fire the principal for gross negligence and incompetence.

    Avatar of Maderlulz
    Comment by Maderlulz
    05:34 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This could have been avoided if she was upfront about her situation with her parents at least. So her parents could bitch at the school to prevent this or had taught her how to fend off bullies.

    Avatar of Maderlulz
    Comment by Maderlulz
    05:29 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Suicide would have been avoided if she talked with her parents about it so they could let the school know although that wouldn't do much. But her parents could have re-directed her distraught state if she brought attention she was being bullied. If the girl realized that those kids were just idiots with their own inferiority complexes she could had rubbed it off with confidence. But alas humans are prone to be driven off emotion rather than logic especially for an 8 year.

    Avatar of TC-man
    Comment by TC-man
    05:42 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    RAGE!!!!! Suicide my ass?! This is murder!

    And for the parents of the victim, use this site at 0:00 hour midnight:

    http://www.hotlinetohell.co.nr/

    Avatar of TakedaDoujin
    Comment by TakedaDoujin
    05:44 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some people laugh when older kids or adults commit suicide. But when it's a child, still at the age of innocence, it's a truly sad thing. I honestly mourn her lost.

    Avatar of Maderlulz
    Comment by Maderlulz
    06:21 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's funny actually that people draw these imaginary lined boundaries people should give a shit, for example where in the age demographic when someone commits suicide is it ok to care. Humans fail to be empathetic to the situation of teens and adults but regard young children as "innocent".

    Well logic is really an imaginary concept of naturally irrational humans trying to rationalize subjectively where these imaginary lines are to be drawn so this point I'm making is entirely moot as no human can be rational. It's impossible and yet so irrational. TL;DR >OPINIONS

    Avatar of Njrg
    Comment by Njrg
    05:24 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bullies really are the worst kind of people. And they take form in all sorts of shapes. And they really do ruin you or your child's world.

    Fighting a bully only makes things worse than they are. You have to endure it. And if you can't endure it, they ruin your life, because you have no choice and you can't get away.

    Imagine being forced to go to a place (Work or school) where people don't want you around and try to make your life a living hell. Wanting to fake an illness just to avoid a person. Feeling helpless as the people who would support you either can't or won't. It truly is one of the saddest things in the world to be alone.
    Even starving African kids have other starving kids to starve with.

    Its no surprise that a suicide would happen with "Bullying" being the reason.











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