A 22-year-old man was found dead at Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) The Hive, located at 52 Nanyang Avenue, this morning.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force confirmed that it responded to a “medical incident” at The Hive around 7am. The police, who were alerted to the case of unnatural death at 6.48am, found the man “lying motionless at the foot of the said location”.
The young man was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
According to local publication, MS News, speculation among NTU students that a possible suicide had taken place arose earlier this morning when they spotted a police cordon and tent as they arrived at The Hive, this morning. MS News reported:
“This morning, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students arrived in school to find one the buildings – The Hive – entirely cordoned off, with large blue construction sheets covering the entrance. A police car was also spotted parked outside.
“MS News understands from an NTU student who wishes to be identified as N, that rumours circulating among students involve a possible suicide from the top of Hive building.”
NTU and the police have not confirmed the circumstances which led to the young man’s death. Police investigations are ongoing.
According to NTU’s website, The Hive is an eco-friendly campus space designed “for students to interact, socialise and network with one another outside of formal classes.”
This is a developing story. The Independent will update this story as more details are released.