Umm Al Quwain: In yet another suspected case of teen suicide in the UAE, a 16-year-old Indian girl has died after falling from the window of her sixth floor apartment in Umm Al Quwain, sources told Gulf News.
The death of the Kerala girl identified as M.F took place on Sunday morning, days after another 15-year-old girl from the south Indian state died after a fall from her 10th floor apartment in Sharjah.
Umm Al Quwain Police confirmed the incident and said they are investigating what led to the incident, while Umm Al Quwian prosecutors have ordered for an examination to be carried out on the girl ’s body in the forensic lab.
Police will questioning witnesses as well as parents to piece together what led to the incident .
Al Madina police station is investigating the incident.
Social worker Ashraf Thamarassery, who is assisting the family of the girl with the legal formalities, told Gulf News that her family learnt about the tragedy only when the police came to their house around 5.30am
“Her brother and grandmother had come on a visit. Her father is in Kerala for some work. I was called by her uncle to help with the legal procedures,” he said.
“It is very tragic that young children are taking extreme steps like this. We are all shocked and disturbed,” he added.
Al Madina Police is investigating the case. Gulf News is awaiting comments from the police.