The Jakarta Post
Relatives and friends of a young man who died by suicide after jumping from the roof of a supermarket last Friday in Bandar Lampung, Lampung, have said that feelings of depression following a breakup may have been the reason for the suicide.
The suicide stirred much controversy after a video of the incident was released, showing people seemingly encouraging the victim to jump.
“His parents said that [he] was indeed brokenhearted. His father said that his girlfriend had been accepted as a police cadet,” Djino told tribunnews.com over the weekend.
A recorded conversation between the victim's father Asnawi and the victim’s university lecturer also confirmed the claim. Asnawi said that the victim had lost contact with his girlfriend ever since she became a police cadet.
“There was no communication [from her]. Had they continued their relationship? I don’t know, but his friends said that they broke up,” Asnawi said.
As of Sunday, the police have yet to release an official statement on the suicide.
However, Bandar Lampung Legal Aid Institute director Chandra Mulyawan said that officials could charge the people at the scene under Article 531 of the Criminal Code for negligence during a suicide incident.
“Anyone who witnesses a person in the face of death and neglects to help the person when they could have given it without worry or when someone else would not have been in danger could be sentenced to a maximum of three months in jail if the person that needed help is dead,” Chandra said as quoted by kompas.com. (mai)
There are currently a few consultation services that could help people alleviate their depression or daily qualms or prevent suicide. For more information, contact the following foundations:
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