Malaysian teen believed to have jumped to death after Instagram poll

Reuters reports: “Malaysian police are investigating the case of a teenager believed to have jumped to her death after asking her social media followers to vote on whether she should kill herself.

The 16-year-old girl, who was not named, had run a poll on photo-sharing app Instagram with the question ‘Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L’, hours before jumping off the roof of a building in Sarawak, on Malaysia’s east, on Monday, district police chief Aidil Bolhassan told Reuters.

The ‘D/L’ meant ‘Death/Life’, and the poll had showed 69% of the girl’s followers chose ‘D’, he said.

‘We are conducting a post-mortem to determine whether there were other factors in her death,’ he said, adding that the girl had a history of depression…”

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