Girl, 19, dies after 11-storey fall from Toa Payoh block after meeting ex-boyfriend

Girl, 19, dies after 11-storey fall from Toa Payoh block after meeting ex-boyfriend
PHOTO: Shin Min Daily News

A 19-year-old girl fell to her death from the 11th storey after meeting her ex-boyfriend last Sunday (Nov 5).

The tragedy happened at Block 225 Toa Payoh Lorong 8 at around 5am.

According to Shin Min Daily News, the girl, Ms He, had met up with her ex-boyfriend for a chat on the day of the incident.

Many residents recall hearing a loud bang, and some were awoken by the shouts that followed.

When reporters visited the block, they found the deceased's father, Mr He, 57, crying alone in his flat.

When reporters visited the block, they found the deceased's father, Mr He, 57, crying alone in his flat.​Photo: Shin Min Daily News

He told them that his daughter's ex-boyfriend had visited the family's hawker stall in Ang Mo Kio, bearing news of Ms He's death.

He said: "My wife kept crying, and he kept apologising to us. He ended up crying as well."

Mr He revealed that his daughter was a stubborn individual and his wife objected to her relationship as she felt they were still too young.

However, Ms He insisted on getting together with her ex-boyfriend.

Despite her efforts, the couple broke up.

Mr He said: "After the breakup, my daughter didn't have much of an appetite and lost so much weight.

"I believe this incident happened because she couldn't let go of the relationship.

"I have brought her up for 19 years, but she's gone just like that. She was too foolish..."

In response to media queries, a police spokesman said that the police found a 19-year-old girl lying motionless at the foot of a block in Toa Payoh.

She was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

The incident has been classified as a case of unnatural death. Investigations are ongoing.

HELPLINES

  • Samaritans of Singapore (SOS): 1800-2214444
  • Singapore Association for Mental Health: 1800-2837019
  • Sage Counselling Centre: 1800-5555555
  • Care Corner Mandarin Counselling: 1800-3535800
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