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Attorney-general commissioned probe into teen suicide to be handed over Tuesday

Attorney-general Giorgos Savvides

The office of the attorney general said on Saturday it will receive the report by criminal investigators into the suicide by minor Stylianos on December 1, a day after ombudswoman Maria Lottides complained the probe had taken over a year.

In a tweet, Attorney General Giorgos Savvides announced his office will receive the report on Tuesday.

“I inform that arrangements have already been made and the report of the criminal investigators for the case of underage Stylianos will be submitted to the office of attorney general on Tuesday, December 1,” Savvides wrote.

On Friday, Lottides made a statement marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, saying she had submitted her report on the case 12 months ago.

In her report she had found the complete absence of risk assessment by social welfare officials in terms of time immediately after an earlier suicide attempt by Stylianos, “in which it became clear that no specialised support was given by the service.”

On Friday she said the probe by investigators appointed by the attorney-general into possible criminal offences was not yet completed.

“A year later all we heard was the deafening silence!” Lottides said.

Stylianos was found dead by his father at the family farm in the Nicosia district last September. His family had reportedly suffered abject poverty, psychological problems and domestic violence.

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