22-year-old Swedish medical student falls to her death in Penang

22-year-old Swedish medical student falls to her death in Penang
Tragic end: Kaul’s body seen at the scene at Halaman York, in George Town.
PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network

GEORGE TOWN - A 22-year-old Swedish medical student, who broke up with her boyfriend and failed her exams, died after falling to her death from the fourth floor of her condominium unit in Halaman York here on Saturday (March 9) night.

Mridu Kaul was earlier spotted dancing in the nude in her bedroom by a friend, before she was found dead by a resident at 8.45pm on Saturday.

OCPD Asst Comm Che Zaimani Che Awang said a friend revealed that the victim was heartbroken after discovering that her boyfriend had a new girlfriend two weeks ago.

"According to the victim's friend, the victim also had issues with her flatmates and was upset after failing her exams in college.

Mridu KaulPhoto: The Star/Asia News Network

"Three witnesses also saw her dancing naked, while listening to sad songs in her room. She then threw a bag of rubbish out her window before falling to her death," he added.

ACP Che Zamani said the police had classified the case as sudden death.

Those in trouble or in need of someone to talk to can call the Befrienders KL at 03-7956 8145, 04-281 5161/1108 in Penang, 05-547 7933/7955 in Ipoh or e-mail sam@befrienders.org.my

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
Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.