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Published: Thursday January 16, 2014 MYT 9:57:00 AM
Updated: Thursday January 16, 2014 MYT 10:07:04 AM

Police: No criminal motive in Unimas student's death

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Police have classified  the death of a Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) student, whose body was found floating in a river on campus, as sudden death. 

The body of Siti Najwa Atiqah Azhar, 19, was found at about 6pm on Wednesday after she was reported missing since Jan 4. 

Kota Samarahan Police Chief DSP Lee Chong Chern said the cause of her death was verified by a post-mortem carried out by doctors and medical officers from the Sarawak General Hospital (HUS). 

"The doctors' reports state that the student's body was decomposing and she was believed to have died several days ago, he told reporters, here.

"The body was found intact with small cuts believed to be a result of fish bites," he added. 

According to DSP Lee, the police will receive the full post-mortem report from HUS within a few days. 

He said the body had been claimed by family members and was sent for burial in Penang at 4pm Thursday. - Bernama

Related story:

Body found in Unimas drain, believed to be that of missing student

Tags / Keywords: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), Siti Najwa Atiqah Azhar, Sarawak General Hospital, DSP Lee Chong Chern


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