The Sinoville Crisis Centre said the pupil at a Pretoria school allegedly distributed an image and this was forwarded on WhatsApp groups. It is alleged that other learners teased the girl about the image.
The centre's chief executive, Colleen Strauss, said: “She spoke to teachers to get assistance and reported her schoolmates.
"The girl was afraid to go to school, and her mother went to see the principal to discuss her concerns. Her mother found her body at home later in the morning (Monday).”
Counsellors of the centre were immediately deployed at the school to comfort the pupils and the parents.