8 year old suicide

Philippines
August 18, 2008 3:25am CST
I just read an article in the newspaper that says an 8-year old boy committed suicide. Her mother who is 30 years old said the boy hanged himself with a belt in their kitchen on his birthday. After she scolded him. The police found marks on the boys neck which appeared to be that of a rope. In the police investigation the height from which the child was supposed to be hanging would have enabled him to put his feet on a ledge in the kitchen. The mother has vehemently denied killing her son. The father will not talk. The father of the son will not cooperate with the investigation. The police will study the autopsy of the child. Do you think the little boy committed suicide? Does an 8 year old mind capable of doing it? Or could it be the little died unexpectedly from his parents hands? What do you think?