Three-year-old girl falls to her death: Police to question parents, neighbours

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  • Wednesday, 29 Jan 2020

GOMBAK: Both the parents and neighbours of the three-year-old girl who fell four storeys to her death will be brought in for questioning by police.

Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Arifai Tarawe, during a press conference at district police headquarters here on Wednesday (Jan 29), said that the post-mortem was still ongoing.

“Her six-year-old sister, who also fell but survived, is in stable condition. We believe that she managed to survive her fall as she fell onto grass as opposed to the deceased, ” he said.

He added that there were no witnesses at the time. However, statements will be taken as soon as the family settles funeral arrangements for the child.

ACP Arifai added that police believe that the two had fallen while playing at their flat along Jalan Sungai Pusu on Tuesday (Jan 28) afternoon.

The older sister suffered broken legs and arms.

Their father had earlier left the two alone to pick up his third child from a nearby caretaker.

In an unrelated case, a group of thieves targeting lorries had been taken down by Gombak police.

Acting on two police reports, a team successfully located one of the stolen lorries parked along Jalan Air Bah 1 in Setapak on Jan 26.

“After waiting for three hours, one suspect came and drove the lorry off. The police team trailed him before arresting him shortly, ” he said.

Follow-up investigations led to more arrests and a second stolen lorry being located near a hall at Air Panas, Setapak.

A total of five people were caught, including a 23-year-old woman.

Most had prior records for criminal and drug-related offences.

“One of the suspects was found to had been detained under the Prevention of Crime Act (Poca) before as well, ” he said adding that more arrests could be made as investigations continue.

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