Engineering student commits suicide by jumping off Penang flat

BALVIN KAUR


GEORGE TOWN: A 20-year-old engineering college student jumped to his death from a flat at Tanjung Bungah here, yesterday.

Teh Wen Chun, who is said to have been experiencing stress related to his studies, jumped from one of the upper floors of the apartment building at 5.41am.

It is learnt that Teh had posted an apparent intention to commit suicide on his Facebook page prior to the incident.

Northeast district police chief Mior Farid Alatrash Wahid said that the Tanjung Tokong police station received a distress call early this morning about “a man jumping off a building.”

“Upon arriving at the scene, police found that a man had jumped off the building in what was believed to be a (case of) suicide.

“Interviews with (Teh’s) friends revealed that he had been (experiencing) stress in his studies, as he was having trouble keeping up with the course taken,” Mior said, adding that a post mortem revealed that the cause of death was multiple injuries due to a fall from a great height.