Last night (7th September), a woman committed suicide by jumping from the 30th floor. Prior to her attempt, she asked her friend to watch her jump.
The case occurred at an apartment in Cyberjaya, Selangor at about 8:45pm. Sepang District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Wan Kamarul Azran stated that before the incident, the woman had been talking with a friend on the roof. The duo had been there since 7pm.
The deceased who was from Kota Setar, Kedah had simply been chatting with her friend whom she had not seen in over a year. However, mid-conversation, she apparently revealed that she wanted to commit suicide by jumping off the building. “At about 8pm, the deceased said she did not want her friend to watch her jump from the roof,” Wan Kamarul stated. “Instead, she asked her friend to go downstairs to witness (it), so the friend left alone.”
The friend supposedly took the elevator to the fifth floor and walked to another building via a connecting bridge. Then, the friend met up with their other friends and said, “Let’s watch (the deceased) jump off the building.” According to Wan Kamarul, at about 8:45pm, the group witnessed the woman jumping off the 30th floor of the apartment. “(The deceased) fell onto the road and died,” he said.
The police’s forensic team found that the woman’s left hip and spine were fractured. Additionally, her abdomen sustained serious injuries. No injuries indicating outside involvement were found. Wan Kamarul stated the deceased had left an e-cigarette, her car keys and a water bottle on the roof. Her identification papers, such as her driver’s license and credit cards had been left to her friends for safe keeping.
Although the area had CCTVs equipped, security personnel stated they had stopped working two weeks ago. “The body of the deceased has been sent to Serdang Hospital for post-mortem examination,” Wan Kamarul said. “(It) was also tested for Covid as usual.”
According to a resident of the area, suicides were rare. “Usually, if there is such an incident, it is only related to a drunken case,” they shared. “But jumping (suicide) involving a female victim is really shocking.”