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Teen jumps to his death after conflict with mother over iPhone

Teen jumps to his death after conflict with mother over iPhone

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) A teenager in New Taipei has died in an apparent suicide after falling from the top of a 27-story residential building following a dispute with his mother over an iPhone 6, according to local media reports on Friday. The 14-year-old had asked his mother to buy him an iPhone 6 but she refused, worrying that he would become addicted to smartphones, local newspapers said. The eighth-grader later used his pocket money to secretly buy the popular smartphone model, but his mother confiscated it and scolded him after she found out on Jan. 11, according to the paper. After school on Thursday, the boy went to the top of the 27-story condominium in which his family lived and jumped to his death, the report said. His family's residential unit is on the 14th floor of the building. The boy is survived by two older siblings and two parents who are said to be office workers. (By Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-21 04:27 GMT+08:00