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The boyfriend of an 18-year-old undergraduate student who fell to her death after being locked out of her dormitory room at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has responded to the tragic incident.
According to The Straits Times, Ms Jung Haelin had left her room, located on the seventh floor at Block C of Sheares Hall, to cook lunch in the adjacent pantry on the morning of Oct 28.
The South Korean business student had a habit of using an object to wedge the door open when she was out, but returned to find it locked.
Her matriculation card, used to unlock her door, had been left in her room.
Ms Jung, who started school in August, then clambered out of a window in an attempt to climb into her room.
Police were alerted to a case of fall from height at Sheares Hall at 11.40am.
The victim was unconscious when conveyed to the National University Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
Ms Jung's Thai boyfriend Arnon Rungarunsirichoke, 17, told ST: "Hall mates said she looked annoyed (before the incident), but she isn't one to take risks and she doesn't have a daredevil streak."
Describing his girlfriend as a cheerful and bubbly person who had been excited to start university, he added: "It was her dream to go to NUS, she thought it was the best school that could give her the best education."
Read the full story on The Straits Times.