High-school student jumps to his death in Tuen Mun
The school vice-principal said the 16-year-old had demonstrated excellent performance in both academic and extracurricular activities
A 16-year-old boy jumped to his death from a residential building in Tuen Mun in the New Territories early on Tuesday. In the early hours, the boy was found lying unconscious on a container transporter parked at Rosedale Gardens on Castle Peak Road, Sing Tao Daily reported.
Paramedics sent him to hospital but he was certified dead.
A suicide note stating that he was unhappy was found, a police source was quoted as saying.
Police do not suspect foul play and classified the case as death due to falling from a height.
The boy was physically handicapped as his left hand was underdeveloped. However, he demonstrated excellent performance in both academic and extracurricular activities at the Church of Christ in China Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School, its vice-principal said, adding that he had a group of good friends at school, Wen Wei Po reported.
The teenager won many science-related awards including a vibrating-robot competition and “young scientist” honors. He invented a smart cane for the visually impaired and a low-effort bottle opener for people suffering from physical disabilities.
The Hong Kong Education Bureau and the school expressed sadness over the incident and will provide counseling services to the students.
Of 954 suicides registered in Hong Kong last year, 24 involved people aged between 10 and 19, Apple Daily reported.
Tsang Chin Kwok, director of the Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong, said better relationships with family members could help youth solve their problems.