Naming him only as Valentino, police in Indonesia said the boy locked himself in his room at an apartment complex in the capital Jakarta after an argument with his mother.
Officers said they were investigating the possibility the tragic youngster may have mimicked his screen hero or, despite his tender age, taken his own life.
However, the fall could also have been no more than a tragic accident.
According to Indonesian media the boy was in the bath on Thursday when he asked his mother, a 23-year-old woman named as Eva, if he could see the latest superhero film.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released in Indonesia on Wednesday and has been a smash hit, scoring the country’s highest opening day box office figures of all time.
But the boy’s mother said he could not go because his one-year-old brother Vincencius was ill and she wanted to visit the toddler at her mother’s house, kompas.com reported.
‘This made Valentino very upset,’ senior police commander Suyudi told the website. ‘He wanted to see the movie.
‘After his request was declined, Valentino then rushed to his room and locked it from the inside.’
The police chief continued: ‘She went down to the second floor to ask for help from a caretaker, but while talking to him she heard a commotion outside.’
The child’s body was found on the fibreglass roof of the food court in the apartment complex, according to reports. The noise heard by his mother was people rushing to try and help him after he fell.
He was taken to the nearby Pluit Hospital in north Jakarta, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
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