Pinay dies in HK hospital after suicide try last week
The Filipino domestic worker who allegedly tried to kill herself last week died this afternoon in a hospital in the New Territories, a consulate official said.
Consul Paul Saret, head of the Philippine Consulate General-Assistance to Nationals Section, said the 32-year-old worker in Sheung Shui died after her life-support system was turned off with the consent of her husband, who flew here all the way from the Philippines.
“They pulled the plug at 2 p.m. and she passed away afterwards,” Saret said.
“There will be an autopsy,” he added.
The Filipino worker had been comatosed since she allegedly tried to hang herself on August 1.
She showed signs of multiple organ failure and was declared “brain dead” on August 6.
The doctors said the Filipina had apparently been hanging for some time before her employer found her and this had fatally damaged her vital organs, a consulate official said.
She also reportedly drank organic pesticide but the official said they would wait for the results of the autopsy.
A Hong Kong Police spokesman earlier said that worker hanged herself inside the toilet of her employer’s home in Sheung Shui but her 39-year-old male employer found her.
The police said the incident happened at around 8:11 a.m. on August 1.
According to local media reports, the worker’s employer was calling for the worker but got no reply inside his luxury villa at The Green along Fan Kam Road, Sheung Shui.
When he checked the toilet, he discovered that the domestic worker had hanged herself using “some electric cables,” the police spokesman said.
“He brought her down and she was taken to the North District Hospital for medical treatment. There was no suicide note found,” he added.
For those who feel that all hope is lost and that life no longer has meaning, there are people in the The Samaritans (Hotline 2896-0000) and the Suicide Prevention Services (2382-0000) who are ready to help and listen.