Woman arrested after grandson, 10, plunges to death from 23rd floor

Police are investigating if fall was accident or suicide

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 September, 2016, 9:29am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 September, 2016, 9:29am

Police are trying to determine if the death of a 10-year-old boy who plunged from a residential estate in Tsing Yi on Monday night was an accident or a suicide.

The primary five pupil was found unconscious on the first-floor podium at Hang Yip Building in Cheung Hang Estate at about 6.40pm.

He was sent to Yan Chai Hospital in Tsuen Wan but was declared dead.

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He is believed to have fallen from the corridor on 23rd floor, where he lived with his parents and grandmother.

Officers did not find any suicide note at the scene.

The 55-year-old grandmother, who was inside the flat when the boy fell, was later arrested for child negligence.

His parents were not home.