Teenage girl in M’sia committed suicide after 69% of people on Instagram poll voted for her to die

This is terrible.

Tanya Ong | May 15, 2019 @ 04:32 pm


A 16-year-old girl Davia Emelia, committed suicide in Kuching, Sarawak, following an Instagram poll.

Her body was found sprawled on the road on May 13 at around 8pm, according to The Sarawak Tribune.

It is believed that she had jumped to her death from a rented unit in Batu Kawa New Township.

Authorities found Instagram poll

Prior to her death, Emelia reportedly created an Instagram poll at around 3pm on that day.

The poll asked:

“Really important! Help me choose D/L”

“D” and “L” presumably stood for “die” and “live”.

Apparently, 69 percent had voted for “D”.

Apart from the Instagram poll, she also reportedly took to Facebook to say that she was “tired” of life:


Possible sources of stress

According to Sarawak Tribune, both Emelia’s Indonesian mother and father have remarried.

Apparently, her father rarely returned to see her after marrying a Vietnamese woman.

Her mother remarried a man with a 15-year-old son.

It is suspected that these events added to the stress of the 16-year-old.

Before May 13, Emelia’s step-brother had asked her out for dinner, but she reportedly declined.

Her suicide has been classified as a “sudden death” by authorities, who do not suspect foul play.


SOS 24-hour Hotline: 1800-221-4444
Singapore Association of Mental Health: 1800-283-7019
Institute of Mental Health: 6389-2222 (24 hours)
Tinkle Friend: 1800-274-4788 (for primary school-aged children)
Care Corner Counselling Centre (Mandarin): 1800-353-5800

Top photo via Instagram @f.yu.wen

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