Twelve-year old Sylvester Mwahiwa, hanged himself on Saturday, after he learned he had failed his primary school second term examinations.
According to a reliable source, Sylvester was the son of Sergeant Sylvester Mwahiwa, a police officer at Thyolo police station.
It is alleged that Mr. Mwahiwa, as part of making his children work hard in school, threatened to beat any of them that failed their exams.
After failing the 2017 second term exams, Sylvester decided on killing himself.
The source said after finding Sylvester, he was rushed to Thyolo District Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival and due to suffocation.
Sylvester comes from Makalani village, Traditional Authority Mpama in Thyolo.