Two Filipino students pass away just a day after the other in UAE.
The Dubai authorities are conducting an investigation over the death of Filipino teenagers from the same school at United International Private School situated in Muhaisnah.
According to the close friends of the grade 10 students, the death of their friends was connected to the controversial Blue Whale challenge. The police have not yet confirmed or denied these allegations.
In the investigation, authorities found out both students talked a lot about taking their own lives on their social media accounts.
“Both students are from the same school but are not related. The girl hanged herself inside her room and the boy plunged to death from the eighth floor of his building,” says a Dubai Police officer.
Dubai Police was alerted Tuesday this month about an incident in an apartment situated at Al Ghusais.
It was later found out that the teenager was depressed and attempted to do the same thing in the past.
Just one day after upon hearing the incident, another case was reported to the police.
“At 11pm, on Wednesday, we received another call about a boy who jumped to his death in Al Ghusais area too. The boy was a very clever student and was an only child. The father couldn’t believe that the body on the pavement belonged to his son,” the police officer said.
Forensic experts went to the scene to verify any foul play.
“He is a 15-year-old student and plunged to death while his father was asleep. The apartment door was locked from the inside and there was nobody with him. Initial investigation shows there is no criminal suspicion,” the officer added.
It was also confirmed that the boy was from a well-to-do family and no problems financially and socially.
“He shocked his family and friends with his death,” the official added.