BALIK PULAU: A 43-year-old man was found dead in his car, with his 10-year-old son still seated next to him in Bayan Lepas here on Saturday (Jan 16).
Balik Pulau OCPD Supt A. Anbalagan said police were alerted at about 10am by the public who found the victim motionless in the car.
Bayan Lepas assemblyman Azrul Mahathir Aziz, who rushed to the scene after hearing about the incident, said passers-by helped the 10-year-old boy.
"The public consoled the boy who was in shock and helped to call his mother," he said.
Supt A. Anbalagan said the wife of the deceased told police that the man had gone out with his son earlier in the morning to transport some things from their current residence in Bukit Gedung to their new house in the Sungai Nibong area.
"According to the wife, her husband complained about sore muscles and bought some medication from a pharmacy three days ago.
"The deceased, who works as coconut milk seller on Jalan Permatang Damar Laut, did not seek medical treatment for his ailment," he said in a statement on Saturday.
The deceased’s remains were sent to the Balik Pulau Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
Meanwhile, in BUTTERWORTH, a 23-year-old factory worker was killed after the car he was driving skidded and rolled over several times on Jalan Tun Hussein Onn on Saturday morning.
Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Shafee Samad said in the 8.20am incident, the victim, Muhammad Juffri Aidil Jamaluddin from Karangan, Kedah, was killed instantly.
He said a check of CCTV footage from a petrol station showed that the victim was thrown out from the car in the accident.
ACP Shafee said no other vehicles were involved and road conditions were good.
He said that a post-mortem exam would be conducted at the Seberang Jaya Hospital.
The case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
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