A 10-year-old US boy who hanged himself may have been inspired to do it by television coverage of Saddam Hussein’s execution, police say.
Relatives told police in Webster, Texas, that Sergio Pelico had seen the video of the former Iraqi leader’s hanging and asked about it before the incident on Sunday.
UPDATE: A 15-year-old girl from eastern India hanged herself in response to the execution of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, police and family members said on Thursday.
“She said they had hanged a patriot. We didn’t take her seriously when she told us that she wanted to feel the pain Saddam did during the execution,” the girl’s father, Manmohan Karmakar, told AFP by phone from the town of Kharda.
He said his daughter, called Moon Moon, had become extremely depressed after watching Saddam’s execution on television.
“She kept watching the scene over and again and didn’t take food on Saturday and Sunday to protest the hanging,” he said.
MORAL : Parents Please take care of your kids. And try to educate the kids that Saddam died because he did something bad to people.