Dorset, United Kingdom: Rebecca Berry, a 15-year-old pupil at Queen Elizabeth’s School in Dorset, United Kingdom tried to set herself ablaze after being dumped by her boyfriend.
Berry was inconsolable after her break-up and told her friends that her life ‘wasn’t worth living’ after her boyfriend ended their relationship.
According to a report in The Daily Mail the 15-year-old made a shrine out of tea lights at the bottom of her garden and then used a flammable liquid to set herself on fire. She died after inhaling toxic gases released by the liquid.
Days before her she died, Berry sent her boyfriend increasingly worrying messages, in which she threatened suicide unless they got back together. The young boy was troubled by her behaviour and agreed to start speaking to her again in order to prevent her from taking the drastic step but was not able to stop her from the apparent suicide.
Shortly before heading outside to light the candles, she sent him a final message saying: ‘I just want to say I love you for the last time, so bye.’
A post mortem examination revealed Rebe had not been under any influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of her death and she had been killed by toxic gases as opposed to the burns inflicted onto her by the flames.