Student Killed by Chair Thrown from Flat

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A Form 3 student died after being hit by an office chair believed to have been hurled off a balcony of an upper floor of a block of low-cost flats in Pantai Dalam.

S Sathiwaran, 15, had been walking home with his mother to their flat on the 16th floor of Block 102 of Projek Perumahan Rakyat Seri Pantai at around 8.15pm last night.

The student of SMK La Salle in Petaling Jaya and his 45-year-old mother were about to reach the stairs when the blue office chair fell from an unknown height and struck the boy.

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Due to the impact, the victim suffered serious injuries to his head and died on the spot.

The case was being investigated under Section 304A of the Penal Code for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.