Lawyer Dies Jumping off Solaris Dutamas Building

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Deceased said to have leapt from his apartment on the ninth floor.

  • Deceased beset with financial problems
  • Left a handwritten note with the words “Please call my son or my daughter”
  • A day before suicide, told his daughter “to assume that he was already dead”

Beleaguered by financial woes, a lawyer committed suicide by jumping off a building in Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas on Sunday morning.

China Press

The 45-year-old man leapt from the building’s ninth floor, the New Straits Times reported. His body was found by a passer-by.

Police were alerted to the incident at 10.18am and two policemen were deployed to the scene. Upon arrival, they found the deceased, fully clothed, with injuries to the head and body.

China Press

A handwritten note with the words “Please call my son or my daughter” in English were found on the deceased at the scene, according to Sentul district police chief Assistant Commissioner R Munusamy.

“Based on the note, investigating officers went to the house of the victim’s daughter. The victim lived next door to his daughter,” Munusamy said.

He added that the woman told the police that her father had been facing financial problems. She did not know when he left the house earlier in the morning.

She told the police that a day before the incident, her father told her “to assume that he was already dead.”

“The woman confirmed that the suicide note was penned in her father’s handwriting,” he said.

The deceased was suspected to have suffered from severe depression, according to China Press which reported that he jumped off his apartment on the 9th floor in Publika.