Date: May 07, 2017
By: Wang Chieh and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) yesterday expressed remorse over the apparent suicide of a writer and alleged victim of sexual assault, saying that the city would improve its handling of such cases.
“[Her] misfortune has been hard on all of us. Tainan [where she grew up] is especially deep in sorrow,” Lai said of the death of the woman surnamed Lin (林), who died on Thursday last week aged 26 in an apparent suicide.
Her parents said they believed an incident that occurred eight or nine years ago — and not depression — was the main cause of their daughter’s suffering.
Lai said he has learned from the criticisms directed at the city over its handling of an investigation into a cram-school teacher accused of assaulting Lin while she was a student. [FULL STORY]