Shop owner dies of smoke inhalation inside locked car


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  • Monday, 03 Oct 2016

BATU PAHAT: A 26-year-old shop owner was found dead in his locked car at an oil palm plantation in Kampung Kelicap here.

Also inside was a note from him to his family about his gambling habit.

Batu Pahat OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Wahib Musa said the body was discovered along with the handwritten note in Mandarin, which said that he could no longer take care of his daughter and his wife because of his gambling problem.

He said the deceased was slumped in the driver’s seat with burn marks on his left leg, at around 6.35pm on Saturday.

“Our investigation showed that the victim had locked himself in the vehicle and then burned paper in a tin can inside,” he said.

He added that the man had suffocated from the smoke.

ACP Wahib said police had also found a sling bag, a notebook that was used to write the note, four mobile phones, RM1,272 in cash, 30 bank cards and two cheque books in the vehicle.

He said that on Sept 29, the victim’s wife had lodged a police report claiming that her husband had left the house and did not return.

Police believed that the victim had planned the suicide, said ACP Wahib.

Those with personal problems can call Johor Baru Befrienders at 07-331 2300 from 4pm until midnight daily.

In Kota Tinggi, a machine operator was killed when his motorcycle collided with a lorry at the 49th kilometre of Jalan Johor Baru Mersing, near Hutan Lipur Panti here.

Farhan Aziz, 26, was riding to his in-laws home from his workplace when the accident occurred at about 7.35pm on Saturday.

Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Rahmat Othman said the victim had apparently rammed the lorry, which had stopped at a junction to make a turn.

Farhan died on the spot from severe injuries while the lorry driver was unharmed, said Supt Rahmat in a statement.

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