16-year-old dies after overdose


Merissa Singh, 16, of Number 2 Village, East Canje, Berbice, allegedly took her life on Saturday afternoon.
It is believed that the young student of JC Chandisingh Secondary School of Port Mourant, East Berbice, Corentyne, overdosed on pressure pills.

Merissa Singh
Merissa Singh

INews understands that the lifeless body of Singh was discovered by a family friend who was asked to open the teen’s bedroom door at the behest of the girl’s grandmother after she noticed the girl missing for a long time.

The body of the student was taken to the New Amsterdam Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

A source told INews that Singh lived with her grandmother after the death of her mother, two years ago.

Several of the young girl’s friends and teachers, on social media, expressed utter shock and sadness at the passing of Singh. Some friends also noted that the teen may have been suffering from emotional distress but never showed it to anyone.

The young lady was described by peers and teachers as a talented and jovial person who always had a smile whenever she was around.


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