Swedish student in Penang takes her own life

Image from Chinese press

By John Isaac

This is truly a sad and tragic incident.

Depression often gets the better of most of us and it is best to seek help as early as possible.

According to reports in the Chinese media, a 22-year-old female student from Sweeden who was studying in Penang took her own life by jumping off the top floors of her condominium last Saturday.

Witnesses told police that they had first seen the victim, Mrida Kaul dancing nude in her room at the Sri York condominium in George Town.

Apparently, she was playing sad songs and later threw some rubbish out her fourth floor unit before jumping to her death about 8.45pm.

Guards alerted the police who with the help of the fire and rescue department broke down her room door and found her belongings scattered.

It was later learnt that the victim's boyfriend had left her with someone else and also was depressed due to poor results.

Police have since classified the case as foul play.