Man found dead with gunshot wound believed to be self-inflicted

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  • Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): A man was found dead with gunshot wounds to the chest believed is believed to have shot himself in the incident at his rented house in Lengkok Merbah 1, Bayan Lepas, near here on Wednesday morning (April 24).

The body of S. Kumaravelu, 38, was found by his younger brother, aged 33, who had come to the house at about 2.30 pm to see the victim after failing to contact him, said Southwest district police chief Superintendent A.A. Anbalagan.

“The brother went to the victim's house but found the door locked and got a locksmith to help break the lock.

"As soon as the brother entered the house, he found the victim on the floor, covered in blood and a revolver was found on the bed next to the victim.

He said preliminary investigation found no criminal elements, and the victim was believed to have shot himself based on the initial inspection at the scene.

“The police are still investigating the motive and how he got the revolver,” he said, adding that the deceased had two previous drugs record.

The body was sent to the Penang Hospital.

He also urged those with information on the incident to contact the nearest police station. – Bernama

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