Russian woman falls to her death from 25th floor at Penang condo


GEORGE TOWN: A Russian woman was found dead after falling from the 25th floor of a condominium in Persiaran Tanjung Bungah here on Sunday (Feb 17) morning, Bernama reported.

It quoted Northeast district police chief ACP Che Zaimani Che Awang as saying that in the 6.30am incident, the 36-year-old victim, identified as Katya, was found dead on the ninth floor of the condominium.

“The victim stayed in Gurney Drive and had gone to the condominium at 5am to meet a friend, who studies in a local university. The victim is said to have told her friend that she was under stress due to marital problems," said ACP Che Zaimani.

“The friend offered to send the victim home, but she refused. The friend then went to take a bath and when she came out, the victim was no longer around,” he added.

ACP Che Zaimani said the friend went out to look for the victim and found her sprawled on the ninth floor of the condominium.

“The friend called the police. Medical officers who arrived at the scene confirmed the victim was dead. Police are still trying to locate her relatives and 60-year-old husband,” he was quoted as saying.

ACP Che Zaimani said that the body was sent to Penang Hospital, adding that the case had been classified as sudden death. 

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