Indian teen commits suicide from UAE highrise

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Umm Al Quwain - The mother did not realise that the girl was not in her room until police officials came knocking on the door at 5.30am.



By Ahmed Shaaban and Dhanusha Gokulan

Published: Sun 8 Dec 2019, 4:15 PM

Last updated: Mon 9 Dec 2019, 11:42 AM

An Indian teenager who is suspected to have jumped to death in Umm Al Quwain on Sunday was mentally ill, police sources have told Khaleej Times. A police officer said the girl had received "psychological treatment" from a clinic in Sharjah two months ago.
"The girl and her mother were sleeping in the same room. We believe she woke up, opened the window and jumped out of the sixth floor of the building," said the source.
Social worker Ashraf Thamarassery, who is helping the family in Umm Al Quwain complete legal formalities, said the mother did not realise that the girl was not in her room until police officials came knocking on the door at 5.30am.
Her mother had a nervous breakdown after the tragedy and had to be hospitalised.
The deceased was a student at an Indian curriculum school in Umm Al Quwain. She lived with her parents and siblings. Her father was in India when the incident took place. "The girl's grandmother, mother, and the older brother were at home," said Thamarassery.
The death of the teen is the second such tragedy in under three days. On Friday, another Indian teen fell off the 10th floor of her apartment building in Sharjah. She, too, is suspected to have committed suicide.
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