Body of suspected hit-and-run victim found in Setiu

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  • Monday, 06 Jul 2020

BANDAR PERMAISURI (Bernama): The body of a fisherman was found in the bushes near here Sunday (July 5), suspected to be the victim of a hit-and-run incident.

Setiu district police chief DSP Afandi Hussin said the victim, identified as Jamaludin Yusof, 39, was found at KM57, Penarik, here at about 6.30pm by passers-by.

"The victim was believed to have been involved in an accident several hours before he was found. The victim may have been hit by another vehicle or skidded on his own.

However, preliminary investigations revealed that there were traces of a collision on the back of his motorcycle and the victim died at the scene.

"The body has been taken to Setiu Hospital for further action,” he said in a statement here on Monday (July 6).

Afandi said the case was being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. – Bernama

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