30th June 2019 – (Hong Kong) At around 3pm yesterday, a 21 year old girl jumped off the top of Ka Fuk Estate in Fan Ling and died at the scene. She sustained severe head injuries and multiple fractures. Paramedics team pronounced her dead and her family members were devastated when they were informed of her death.
According to sources, the deceased lived with her family in Sheung Shui and she wasn’t a resident at Ka Fuk Estate. She was a student at Education University of Hong Kong and she started dating around 2-3 weeks ago. She started to argue with her boyfriend recently and suffered from depression. The deceased also participated in several protests in the past few weeks.
Just before she jumped off yesterday, she used a red pen to write ‘Anti-extradition’ words on the wall of 24th floor of the building together with a message written in around 100 words as follows:
To Hong Kongers,
Even though we have fought for a while but we should not forget our ideology. We must persist and demand full withdrawal of extradition bill, retraction of the term ‘riot’, resignation of Carrie Lam, action taken against police brutality and to secure the release of the protestors who were charged. I am willing to sacrifice my life in exchange for 2,000,000 wishes of the people. I hope you all will continue with the fight.
She then posted her suicide note on her Instagram before she jumped off.
At 9.56pm yesterday, hundreds of people went to the scene to lay flowers to show their last respect.
At 10.30pm yesterday, members from the Students Union of Education University of Hong Kong conducted a mourning ceremony at Ka Fuk Estate. Many students and teachers went to pay their last respect.
Authority from Education University of Hong Kong was shocked over the incident and the university has initiated crisis management procedure to provide counselling for her family members. They have also set up a 24 hour hotline : 8208 1155 for other students who need mental support.
This is the second suicide triggered by anti-government sentiment after Marcus Leung, another anti-extradition protestor in yellow raincoat who died after falling from top of Pacific Place on 15th June.
If you have suicidal tendencies or depression, please call the 24 hour multi-lingual hotline at The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong : 28960000