Girl, 18, dies 16 days after falling naked from Bukit Panjang flat

Girl, 18, dies 16 days after falling naked from Bukit Panjang flat

SINGAPORE - The 18-year-old girl found naked when she fell from her 7th-storey apartment in Bukit Panjang, has died after 16 days in a hospital's intensive care ward.

The girl, Miss Chen, was first discovered, critically injured, at the foot of Bukit Panjang Block 431 on August 19.

The plunge had damaged most of her organs and caused her body and face to swell, causing her to fall into a coma.

"It's a miracle that she survived the fall and I hope she recovers soon," her mother had said during an interview with the Lianhe Wanbao.

She even placed offerings at the site where her daughter fell, to pray for a speedy recovery.

However, things took a turn for the worse yesterday, and Miss Chen passed away yesterday (Sept 4) evening.

Her parents and a female relative arrived to identify the body today 8.30am this morning (Sept 5).

According to the deceased's mother, Mrs Chen, her daughter had once confided in her that she was seeing "unclean things'.

She thinks that her daughter may have been possessed.

"She had been acting weird since the beginning of the seventh lunar month," said the heartbroken mother.

The deceased's father, Mr Chen also revealed that his daughter had once bid him farewell, two weeks before her jump.

Miss Chen had enrolled in a polytechnic for two months before transferring to a private university to study criminology, citing 'the huge pressure' as her reason for the transfer.

She is survived by an older brother and her parents.

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