KOTA KINABALU: The body of a man was found hanging from a piece of cloth tied to a water pipe along the Sembulan River just outside the city police headquarters.
The unidentified male in his 20s was spotted beneath the main water pipes when a policeman scanned a perimeter fence in the morning.
Kota Kinabalu police chief Asst Comm Habibi Majinji said the officer immediately informed him of the discovery.
“Our initial investigations indicated that the incident had occurred shortly before it was discovered.”
A team of policemen, firemen and health personnel handled the body in accordance with precautionary measures under the Covid-19 standard operating procedure.
The body had been sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for a post-mortem.
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