21 Jul '11, 9am

Special needs student accidentally hanged himself

Special needs student accidentally hanged himself

A view of Yuen Kai Lek's bedroom taken from outside the flat where he was found. Yuen Kai Lek, 15, a special needs student, was found unconscious in his bedroom with one end of a nylon rope tied around his neck. The other end was tied to a window grille in his bedroom. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN Two years ago, Yuen Kai Lek's parents threw away some wires after he used these to tie his hands and feet. They also warned the teen against such behaviour. However, they forgot about the orange rope in the kitchen cabinet - and this proved deadly. On Jan 8, 2011, Kai Lek, a special needs student at the Fernvale Gardens School, was found dead in his bedroom. One end of the nylon rope was coiled around his neck; the other tied to a window grille. An inquiry into the death on Thursday revealed that Kai Lek accidentally hanged himself while playing with the rope. After hearing the evidence, s...

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