13-Year-Old Dies By Suicide After Mother Scolds Her For Owning A Phone Without Permission

No evidence of foul play was found based on early investigations.

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A 13-year-old girl died by suicide at her home in Puchong Utama, Selangor, on Sunday night, 29 January

According to Subang Jaya district police chief ACP Wan Azlan Wan Mamat, the police were alerted about the incident at 11.21pm and immediately rushed to the scene, reported New Straits Times.

"Preliminary investigation showed that prior to the incident, the deceased's mother had scolded her for owning a mobile phone without her permission and for going out at night often," said the police chief.

The police also discovered a note that the Form One student had left behind prior to the incident and the note is currently under review.

Subang Jaya district police chief ACP Wan Azlan Wan Mamat

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Wan Azlan also said that there was no evidence of foul play based on the early investigation

"Police have classified the case as sudden death and the investigation is still ongoing. Her body has been sent to the Serdang Hospital for a postmortem," he said.

Wan Azlan also encouraged anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the police by calling the Subang Jaya District Control Centre's number at +603-78627100 and assured that any source's anonymity will be protected.

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