Dentist believed to have jumped to his death from apartment


JOHOR BARU: A dentist was found dead on the second floor corridor of an apartment block along Jalan Kebun Teh here after he jumped from the 22nd floor, the police believe.

Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Shahurinain Jais said police were notified of the incident at around 6.50am on Friday (July 5).

According to him, the victim was a 33-year-old male working as a dentist at a hospital here.

"The apartment's security guard had been informed by a female resident staying on the seventh floor who saw something falling down.

"The guard then made some checks and found a male body lying on the second floor corridor before calling for assistance," he said here on Friday (July 5).

ACP Shahurinain added that checks on the victim's body found a knife inside a bag he as carrying and several notes claming he was cheated.

He added that police did a floor-to-floor check at the apartment block before finding several items believed to be the victim's belongings on the 22nd floor such as a bottle of liquor, a glove and a small knife.

"We believe the victim jumped to his death from the 22nd floor. Initial checks on the body found no criminal elements," he said, adding the case had been classified as sudden death for now.

ACP Shahurinain said that the body was sent to Sultanah Aminah Hospital for a post-mortem.

He urged those with information to contact the state police hotline at 07-2212999 or lodge a report at the nearest police station.

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