Pupil falls to his death in Motor City
Detectives are investigating the death of a teenager who fell from an under-construction building in Dubai after a row with friends at a party.
Police believe the 16-year-old left the party after drinking and was in a rage.
He then plunged from the 11th floor of a nearby building in Motor City on Saturday. Detectives piecing together details of the schoolboy’s last weekend have not ruled out suicide. It’s understood the teen attended two parties, one at which his friend’s parents served alcohol to the youngsters.
Khaleel Ibraheem Al Mansouri, head of Dubai CID, told 7DAYS: “Our investigations show the teenager was attending a party with his friends in a flat in Motor City. They were consuming alcohol when a problem and a big dispute happened between them.
“He went out of the party angry and went to an empty building nearby.” The senior detective said police are not ruling anything out, but are working on the theory that he jumped. He said the boy’s friends were being interviewed to find out what the row was about. Meanwhile, pupils at Jumeirah College were yesterday mourning the death of a classmate Harry Harling.
Harry died on Saturday but police could not confirm whether the two incidents were connected. He was known for having a good time, according to friends’ tributes on Twitter. His own description of himself on the site says: “It’s the things you don’t do in life that you’ll end up regretting.
So don’t give yourself the chance to miss out.” Harry’s Twitter feed revealed the party-loving youngster had been out with friends for most of the weekend. On Friday he tweeted: “Beers and
tanning with the lads.” Pupils at Jumeirah College are being offered counseling. Headteacher Fiona Cottam said: “It will take time for the full realisation of such unexpected loss.”