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10-year-old boy commits suicide by jumping off building after being banned from watching television

By Mason White 3:33 PM April 13, 2017
By: Alexis Bell

People were shocked to see a boy falling from a building in China.

Police wrote on the Chinese social media site Weibo, that the 10-year-old boy committed suicide after his father banned him from watching television.

The boy from Chongqing, jumped from his parents’ apartment on the 19th floor and landed on a car parked on the street below.

Police said that the boy, who was identified as Lv, jumped out of the building from his bedroom window. He hit the hood of a white car parked in the street before falling off and hitting the ground.

Dazu Police Bureau received many calls from witnesses who rushed to help the child at the scene at 6:40 p.m.

Pictures taken by witnesses show the shattered windshield on the white car and blood stains on the hood of the car.

A large number of people including Lv’s family members gathered at the scene.

A female family member was seen crying as she held the boy’s hand while a man sat next to her.

Other photos show the body being carried away.