Faheem Farook

Name: Faheem Farook
Died: April 24, 2009
Age at death: 7
Cause of death: Murder-Suicide (Fell from a building)
Location: Singapore

When he was only a year old, Faheem and his parents moved from India to Singapore, where his father had a job as a database administrator.

Faheem skipped crawling and started walking at nine months old, but he was picky about his food and didn't make eye contact. At two, he was diagnosed with developmental delay and put into early intervention. As he got older, he was expelled from several day-cares for being "too disruptive".

At seven years old, Fareem was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. One day at school he finished a test early and got up, annoying his classmates and poking one with a pair of scissors. The school expelled him.

When the boy came home, Faheem's father said he would take him to a mosque. Instead, he jumped off a high-rise building with the boy. Both died on impact. Apparently, Faheem's father had had chest pains and, worried that he'd leave his wife alone with his son, wanted to spare his wife the "burden" of raising an autistic child.

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