Nigerian student’s body found in New York river

The body of 17-year-old Nigerian girl, Omotayo Adeoye, resident in New York, United States, who killed herself about one week ago after she was openly scolded by her teacher for cheating in an examination has been found.

Unable to comprehend and handle the shame and embarrassment caused by the development, Adeoye, a student of High School of Math, Science and Engineering in Manhattan, one of New York’s posh academic institutions, decided to jump into a river than face humiliation.

Described as a very brilliant schoolgirl, Adeoye left behind a stunning but short suicide not before committing the act. “I just want to go away forever on the bottom of the river,” the note read. The news had since thrown her entire family into mourning.

According to New York Police Department, her body was found floating on water after nearly a one-week manhunt in different parts of the city. NYPD’s Harbor Unit near the spot of the sad event helped retrieved Adeoye’s body from the river.

Heartbroken family members are still awaiting the release of her body pending the outcome New York’s Medical Examiner investigation into the cause and circumstances surrounding the death.

A promising and brilliant young lady, the 17-year-old is now the 14th pupil in New York’s public school system to commit suicide this academic year, according to education authorities in the state. Agency report

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