No well-adjusted person kills herself because of an Instagram poll. On the other hand, suggesting that someone who might be troubled should kill herself isn’t something anyone should be doing either,
Malaysian police are investigating the case of a teenager believed to have jumped to her death after asking her social media followers to vote on whether she should kill herself.
The 16-year-old girl, who was not named, had run a poll on photo-sharing app Instagram with the question “Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L”, hours before jumping off the roof of a building in Sarawak, on Malaysia’s east, on Monday, district police chief Aidil Bolhassan told Reuters.
The ‘D/L’ meant ‘Death/Life’, and the poll had showed 69% of the girl’s followers chose ‘D’, he said.