KOTA KINABALU: A man was found hanging from a piece of cloth strung up to a water pipe along the Sembulan river just outside the city police headquarters here.
The unidentified male in his 20s was spotted when a policeman checked the perimeter fence of the police headquarters around 9am.
City police chief Asst Comm Habibi Majinji said the initial investigation indicated that the incident took place shortly before it was discovered.
"We were trying to identify the victim and ascertain the reason for his action, ” he added.
The body has been sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for a post-mortem.
He said police do not suspect foul play and have classified the case as a sudden death.
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