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Young woman commits suicide after boyfriend abandons her and their baby

By jubilantj   Wednesday, June 15, 2016   75,270   408   179
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A university student in her 20's took her own life after she became pregnant and was abandoned by her ex-boyfriend. 


According to a Daum cafe post and other online sources, 24-year-old Hyun Sook, who was enrolled at a university, committed suicide following her ex's insensitive reaction to their unborn baby. When Hyun Sook informed him of her pregnancy, her then boyfriend allegedly told her, "Get an abortion. Why would you get pregnant like an idiot." Hyun Sook, shocked and hurt by the boyfriend's reaction, attempted suicide by swallowing pills but ended up miscarrying her baby. 


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Following the knowledge of Hyun Sook's pregnancy and her miscarriage, the boyfriend reportedly avoided Hyun Sook's attempts to reach out to him. Hyun Sook sought help by sticking posters in the women's bathroom of Sangmyung University, the school her ex attends, all to no avail. With all hope gone, Hyun Sook left a will for her father and younger brother and took her own life by jumping from her boyfriend's residence located on the tenth floor of an apartment complex. 




Though this particular case was ignored by the media, it is now gaining more attention thanks to Sangmyung University students' and Hyun Sook's families and friends' reporting the story to media outlet Insight. Hyun Sook's younger brother Jung In reportedly pleaded to Insight, "Please spread the story of my sister's unfair death far and wide so that something like this won't occur again." 


Hyun Sook's family are hoping that law enforcement officials will look further into this case. Meanwhile, netizens are of the opinion that the boyfriend should be punished for driving Hyun Sook to the point of suicide. 

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    Ashley_juarez Thursday, June 16, 2016

    People need to learn to suck up their mistakes and live on, even if no one is there for you keep going until the end of this pathetic game. I understand suicide, some people just can't take it and take another option. Just because they don't do what YOU WANT doesn't mean it's wrong. Bad things happen to good people and that will never change.

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    micahxo_lu Thursday, June 16, 2016

    A lot of you commentors are so insensitive. Do you know what sort of state of mind you have to be in to want to kill yourself?? You're not stupid for committing suicide, you're depressed and mentally and emotionally and maybe even physically I'll.. how can you expect someone to make a good decision when they're in such a state? And with the family and friends, you don't know how involved they were with her to try to prevent the suicide or support her emotionally or even if they completely ignored her, you don't know what part they played I mean... even the most loved and supported people commit suicide. The family and friends are grieving too, they don't need to be told that they should have done more I mean they're probably telling themselves that, but when people are grieving you don't tell them that it was partially their fault. The dude was a prick, you guys have no idea how emotionally frazzling it is to be a young woman who's pregnant and the father wants no part in it, he even wants to abort the child... especially in a society such as South Korea, that's damn near devastating. Just think about the situation of others before you go off judging them, see things through their POV, don't try to interpret their actions and decisions when you obviously have a healthy mentality and they don't.

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    bobbatea Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Okay I thought he did more, but that's pretty dumb to take your own life, just because he said " why would you get pregnant like an idiot? " it's not like he abused you, said he wanted nothing to do with you, wanted your dead or etc. He was just an asshole that made 1 comment. That's pretty dumb to take your own life because of one thing. Why are people that sensitive for no reason. I'm sorry that she passed and I'm sorry for the family, but come on, that's a stupid reason.

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    bobbatea Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Wiat wiat, wiat for my favorite part: " her then boyfriend allegedly told her, "Get an abortion. Why would you get pregnant like an idiot." "um maybe because you fucking fucked me with no condom on??? dumbass?? Um??? It's your fault you moron?

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    bobbatea Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Wait wait, wait*

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    Dyana93 Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Poor girl, I can't imagine what she went through all alone. Just thinking about trying to handle all that by herself is just impossible. Both of them are guilty first of all because they didn't use protection, but if the guy was more mature and responsible he wouldn't have asked her to have an abortion, make her kill her baby...it's not right. I am not aware of the programs they have there, but isn't there something for this kind of situation? Somewhere where women could get help an support?  If not, the they should start implementing one. May she and her unborn baby rest in peace:(

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    K_pop_rocker Thursday, June 16, 2016

    This is sad but at the same time kinda stupid. They should've taken precautions in order to not get pregnant, are condoms and other birth control methods taboo in Korea?? The guy's a massive asshole for what he said and did but the girl's pretty stupid for killing the baby and herself because of some jerk. I've heard before that single mothers are looked down on in S.K but I would've rather to have the baby and raise it by myself or even give it up for adoption than just commit suicide.

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    jennkyube Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Some commenters here are so insensitive and misinformed. I'm against suicide because I think there IS always a way to solve problems without taking your lives. However, you need to also understand this woman's point of view. If there is anything she regrets the most, it was probably that first attempt suicide. It was most likely done when emotions run high, but the consequence killed her baby. She couldn't lived with that. She wasn't guilt-tripping ANYONE but herself. Adding to that is the asshole who only wanted the pleasure but not the responsibility, and you see how she decided to end her life, feeling so unworthy. That is the saddest thing ever. You can't really blame the family who may not spend a lot of their time with her. I just hope there is a special place in hell reserved for that asshole of exboyfriend.

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    BigBlueagain jennkyube Friday, June 17, 2016

    I might believe that except for one thing I just cannot get around. She jumped off HIS apartment building. She wanted to make sure HE knew.

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    RizalmieHisham Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Not to be sound supportive of out of wedlock sex and pregnancy, where are the family, friends and society before she took her life. People mostly busy with own life to take notice of others. Yes, the boyfriend is part to blame. Blaming the boyfriend is the easiest way for society to push blame of them not noticing the suicide red flag.

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    micahxo_lu RizalmieHisham Thursday, June 16, 2016

    That's one assumption but we don't know how involved her family and friends were with her, if they were really supportive or just ignored her. You never know these things

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    jennkyube RizalmieHisham Thursday, June 16, 2016

    She might not live with her family. The family might only discovered about the whole abortion ordeal from the suicide notes. Maybe she hid the pregnancy all along, because she was too ashamed. I mean, who knows. There are a lot of factors that could contribute to show or hide the red flag. There are also people who choose to hide their feelings and they got pretty good at it, so they were undetected.

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    chaelicen Thursday, June 16, 2016

    i don't think many of the people in the comment section understand how korean society works on teenage pregnancy. first of all, being pregnant as a teen means: no more education, at least during pregnancy and societal shun and consideration of "disgrace" because of premartial sex. you say the girl was guilt-tripping? the guy was just as at fault as the girl, the only difference being that the girl was physically attached to the fetus. also, abortion? without any financial aid from the guy or his family? that's not only expensive but illegal, and the girl was afraid for her life and the baby's. she was fed up with the guilt of killing her baby [the idea suggested by her ex-boyfriend, result of a suicide attempt], so she killed herself. if the boyfriend had been supportive, if he had tried to find another method to support the girl at least while she was pregnant, undoubtedly this death could've been prevented. it's not fair that the guy gets to walk out on the girl. yes, premartial sex, consequences, blah blah. i get it. but you should also understand why so many korean netizens are defending and protesting for this girl. it shows the problems of korean society and the boyfriend's as well.

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    BigBlueagain chaelicen Thursday, June 16, 2016

    I don't think ANYONE can prevent a suicide if the person is inclined to self-destruction. Is he a douche? Yup. Is he responsible for her death. No.

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    ajshawol1990 Thursday, June 16, 2016

    I don't know about punishing the boyfriend. No one can help the way he grew up to be a complete douche bag. But I'm disappointed at her family and friends for not recognising that she was going through a hard time.

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