Hong Kong | HK-born Japanese-Indian student found dead in stairwell
Tregunter 3 in Mid-levels in Hong Kong Island Photo: Google Map
Tregunter 3 in Mid-levels in Hong Kong Island Photo: Google Map

HK-born Japanese-Indian student found dead in stairwell

The 19-year-old, who had just returned from the US, had been diagnosed with an emotional disorder

March 2, 2017 12:02 PM (UTC+8)

A 19-year-old Hong Kong-born Japanese-Indian man was found dead in the stairwell of a Mid-Levels residential building on Hong Kong Island on Tuesday morning.

At around 5am on Tuesday, an expat resident who was walking down the stairs found a young man hanging from his clothes on the 41st floor of Tregunter 3, Apple Daily reported.

The young man, named Aran, was pronounced dead when firefighters and paramedics arrived.

Police confirmed that he was living with his Indian father and Japanese mother on the 42nd floor of the building.

Initially pursuing economics in the United States, the university student was said to have returned to Hong Kong last month, Oriental Daily reported.

The student had been diagnosed with an emotional disorder and had regular follow-up sessions with a psychiatrist, said a police source, citing an initial investigation. The police ruled out foul play.

The Samaritans runs a 24-hour multilingual suicide prevention hotline +852 2896 0000 or emails can be sent to jo@samaritans.org.hk.

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