Main murder suspect jumps off building

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A 24-year-old man who was the main suspect in the murder of a college student was killed after falling from the 26th floor of a building in Damansara Perdana yesterday.

The suspect was brought to the building where the alleged murder took place, accompanied by an officer and three policemen.

“The suspect requested to be brought to the balcony under the pretence of wanting to show evidence, although there was nothing there,” said Selangor police chief Arjunaidi Mohamed at a media conference in Shah Alam today.


He said at the time, the suspect was handcuffed in front as he had more than 100 stitches from injuries he sustained during a scuffle with the alleged murder victim in the unit.

He added that the suspect suddenly broke free from the policemen holding him before jumping off the balcony on the 26th floor.

The man was arrested on May 9 on suspicion of being involved in the murder of his 24-year-old college mate on May 6, believed to be due to a misunderstanding related to drug sales and debt problems.

He was on a seven-day remand until May 16.

Arjunaidi said after the suspect’s death, the murder case would be referred to the deputy public prosecutor and coroner’s court, adding his death would be investigated under section 223 of the Penal Code for negligence in handling detainees in custody.

“We hope the public will not make speculation as investigations are ongoing. If there is any negligence, we will take the necessary action,” he said.