A suicidal woman in Shenyang, China, jumped to her death last Wednesday from a building after being egged on by a crowd who had gathered to watch her die.
According to ET Today, the half-naked woman was going through some emotional distress and then went to the 10th floor window intending to throw herself down. Rather than helping her or calling the police, the crowd of residents called their friends instead to witness the scene together, with some reportedly saying, ‘Come and see this suicide reality show! So exciting!’
‘Jump quickly! I’m so tired of waiting,’ one of them was reported as saying while whistling.
Eventually, the woman jumped from the window and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police later arrived and led away a man witnesses claim was with her in the 10-floor apartment. The man claims he was dating the woman, and had tried without success to dissuade her from committing suicide.
This is not the first time this kind of horrible incident has occurred in China: Last year, a woman who tried jumping from a rooftop because she was deeply in debt was egged on by a group of school children, who yelled at her, ‘Jump! Hurry up and jump for us!’ Happily, she was rescued and the kids severely reprimanded.