Selangor Form One Student Tried To Jump Off School Roof After A Girl Rejected His Love
The 13-year-old was rescued after half-an-hour of coaxing by firemen.
On Tuesday, 12 March, a Form One male student climbed the roof of a double-storey school building and threatened to commit suicide because a female student rejected him
The incident, which happened at the SMK Methodist in Banting, Kuala Langat, at 1.30pm, was witnessed by teachers and students of the school who spotted the 13-year-old walking on the roof ridge. He ignored their pleas for him to return to safety.
Following which, the school quickly notified the police of the incident and the Civil Defence Force, Selangor Fire and Rescue Department personnel along with the school's liaison officer then rushed to the scene.
A team of firemen managed to reach the boy on the roof
According to Kuala Langat district police chief Superintendent Azizan Tukiman, they learnt that unrequited love had led to the 13-year-old resorting to the act.
"He admitted to trying to commit suicide because he was frustrated with a girl. He said he had met the girl yesterday and expressed his love for her but she rejected him.
"Apparently, she has feelings for someone else, leaving the boy frustrated, which then led him to attempt suicide. He even wrote a suicide note," Azizan said.
The team managed to coax the 13-year-old boy off the roof to safety after talking to him for almost 30 minutes
While no police report has been lodged by the school or the boy's parents, a video of the incident has since gone viral:
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