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Monday September 30, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday September 30, 2013 MYT 7:04:59 AM
KUALA TERENGGANU: A seriously injured youth who was found near a jetty at Bukit Kuang, Kemaman, on Wednesday had apparently fallen from the roof of a house that he was trying to break into the day before.
The injured 21-year-old youth had actually been carried by his “friends” to the jetty and stripped to his underwear before leaving him unattended.
He was initially thought to have been an assault victim.
State CID chief Asst Comm K. Manoharan said the youth’s sister had reported that he could have been attacked as he was found only in his underpants with a cracked skull.
He was found near the jetty by a passing fisherman.
However, ACP Manoharan said the death of the victim two days later was somewhat suspicious as there were no signs of other injuries on his body.
Further investigations led police to a man nicknamed “Pok Mi”.
“Pok Mi confessed that he and the deceased had gone to a house in the village with the intention of breaking in through the roof,” he told reporters here yesterday.
However, he slipped and fell from the roof from a height of about 4.5m, cracking his skull. Instead of taking his partner to seek medical help, Pok Mi contacted another friend who helped him carry the injured youth to the jetty before stripping him. — Bernama
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