Date
20 September 2017
The 17-year-old student from Chinese YMCA Secondary School was found lying on the ground in front of the school building in Tin Shui Wai in August last year. Photo: myschool.hk
The 17-year-old student from Chinese YMCA Secondary School was found lying on the ground in front of the school building in Tin Shui Wai in August last year. Photo: myschool.hk

Suicide cause of student’s death, jury decides

A jury at the Coroner’s Court unanimously decided that a student from Chinese YMCA Secondary School in Tin Shui Wai committed suicide last year, hk01.com reports.

After the decision on Tuesday, Coroner Ko Wai-hung told family members of the 17-year-old student not to blame themselves but to find strength to continue living as the accident no doubt has had a great impact on them.

The student was found lying on the ground in front of a building on the school campus on Aug. 5 last year. With multiple body injuries, he was rushed to Pok Oi Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Investigation led police to believe that he jumped to his death from the sixth floor of the building after he returned to school to turn in his summer homework.

The student’s mother told the court on Tuesday that her son had never shown any inclination to harm himself.

Footage from security cameras on the campus showed Lee walking by himself to the sixth floor before he climbed over the fence and jumped.

EJ Insight supports efforts to help people deal with depression and related issues. Here is the 24-hour multilingual suicide prevention hotline of The Samaritans: +852 2896 0000 (or email [email protected].

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