New mother falls from 16th floor to her death

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10 days after giving birth to her first child, a new mother falls down 16 floors to her death at Bangsar South Condominium in Kuala Lumpur.

According to TheStarOnline, police believe the 30-year-old accountant handed over her crying child to her helper for feeding at about 10am Saturday (24 October), and tragically fell off her balcony while the maid and child were in another room.

The security guards found her lying in a pool of her blood on the ground floor, and when the police arrived, she was declared dead at the scene. The police have ruled the incident a sudden death.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Sharul Mansor said the maid testified as having seen her employer watching television in the living room and had called her to take her child to be fed.

Apparently the deceased young mother (whose name is being withheld), was said to be unable to produce breastmilk to feed her child.

“The maid took the baby into another room and gave it milk. When she came back out to hand back the baby to the mother, the maid could not find her anywhere in the house.

“She later met security who told her a woman had fallen from the building. The maid identified the deceased woman as her employer,” ACP Sharul said.

The deceased and her husband had lived at the condominium for about two-years, and their maid had just been hired a week ago.

The husband of the young mother, a salesman, was at a family home in Petaling Jaya during the time of the incident. ACP Sharul said the deceased’s mother had also just visited her and the new baby a day before the tragedy.

“According to the husband, his wife had been under stress because she could not breastfeed her baby and had also complained about being bored with no work to do around the house,” he said.

Police did not find any element of foul play in the case and her body was taken to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) for a postmortem.

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