A teenager reportedly jumped to her death from the third floor of a shophouse in Kuching yesterday.

Image via Astro Awani

According to a report in Astro Awani, Padawan district police chief Superintendent Aidil Bolhassan said that an Instagram poll was conducted by the 16-year-old girl prior to her suicide. Wretchedly, about 69 percent of the girl’s Instagram followers voted to have her commit suicide.

Image: Ahmad Zamzahuri via Malaymail

According to the news report, the teenager posted the poll with the headline “Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L” where D stood for a vote to die while L for live.

The girl also reportedly posted a status on Facebook which read ‘WANNA QUIT *expletive* LIFE I’M TIRED’.

The police have gathered information that the teenager was possibly stressed out when her stepfather who works in Singapore, got himself married to a Vietnamese lady and seldom returned home.

The girl’s body was found sprawled in a pool of blood by a member of the public who quickly reported the incident to the police. She was wearing a t-shirt and shorts and sustained severe head injuries due to the fall.

Superintendent Aidil said that the body has been brought to the Sarawak General Hospital Forensic Department for a post-mortem procedure which was scheduled to take place in the evening today.

Since no elements of foul-play were found, the police have classified the case as sudden-death.

Our thoughts and love goes out to the girl’s family and loved-ones.

If you are having suicidal thoughts or know someone who does, please reach out to the suicide helpline Befrienders at 03-79568145 where help can be attained for free and with full confidentiality.


Cover image via Astro Awani & WCCFTECH