High-achieving girl, 11, plunges to her death
Thursday, September 26, 2013
An 11-year-old girl described as a high achiever is believed to have jumped to her death allegedly because of study pressures.
Ng Tsz-yin, a Primary Six student at the Pentecostal Gin Mao Sheng Primary School in Fan Ling, apparently leaped from the 13th- floor roof of her home at 5.35am yesterday, police said.
Ng was found unconscious on the road outside the Fire Services married quarters at Lung Yeuk Tau on Sha Tau Kok Road in Fan Ling.
She had multiple injuries and was certified dead at the scene by arriving medics. Ng left behind a plastic watch and a pair of glasses but there was no suicide note.
A police source said Ng had complained to her parents about the amount of homework she had.
Ng's parents and relatives offered prayers and burned joss sticks at the scene.
According to principal Lai Pui-wah, Ng was a bright student and a high achiever.
Ng Po-shing, vice director of the Student Guidance Centre at Hok Yau Club, said students who face academic pressure need to talk to someone.
"Unfortunately, some teachers or parents think the children are just trying to find an excuse not to do their homework or are being lazy," Ng said. "But they should instead open their minds to listen if the children are in need of help."
Ng also said that children need to learn how to better manage their time when handling homework.
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South China Morning Post
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