A 19 year old teenage girl named Natasha Kasanda killed herself with a syringe filled with poison after telling her family she was heartbroken over the Islamic State’s reign of terror.
She was found dead in her University dorm room just weeks after starting her mechanical engineering degree in 2014.
Her mother Tasheni Makumbi-Monk said: “One time, I remember so well, she was so upset because she watched a video of innocent children dying and it really haunted her. She said to me, ‘The world is full of bad things. Why is it the people that don’t want to die, get killed, and those that want to die, can’t?’ She was talking about herself, of course.”
The young woman, who family said had been a “happy child” had started to develop depression and anxiety as a teenager, particularly after being targeted by bullies.
The young woman was also said to have tried to commit suicide twice before.
Just weeks before her death, the young girl had visited the local aquarium, the Deep, with her parents, again talking about how she was struggling to come to terms with the cruelty in the world.
She told her parents about how the Islamic State’s violence had “deeply upset” her.
The young woman had started her studies in September 2014 – the year that the Islamic State swept to power in the Middle East and began their campaign of terror, killing innocent civilians.
Natasha was found dead on the morning of November 7 2014 at Taylor Court, the university’s on campus student flat complex.