SINGAPORE- The boy had asked the maid to make him a pizza for lunch. Then, he excused himself.
"I'm going into the master bedroom to try something. Don't disturb me."
These are believed to be the last words of Ryan Su Rui Yang, 12.
The Primary 6 pupil was found dead at around 2pm on Monday at the family's Jurong West Central executive flat. He lived there with his father, sister, 10, and the maid.
A woman, who identified herself as his great-aunt, told The New Paper that Ryan had earlier locked himself in the master bedroom of the 16th-storey unit.
About 30 minutes later, when their maid Marianne called out to the boy for lunch, she heard no response and found the door locked, said the great-aunt, who wanted to be known only as Madam Lim, 63.
Worried, the maid unlocked the door and discovered the boy motionless with a belt around his neck, said Madam Lim, a canteen worker.
A neighbour heard a shrill cry from the unit. It is believed to have come from the maid at her shocking discovery, Shin Min Daily News reported.
Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min reported that the belt hung from the window.