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.
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.