Senior citizen with Covid-19 found dead at home

SERDANG: A senior citizen who had tested positive for Covid-19 was found dead at his home in Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan, with a slash wound to his throat.

Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Razali Abu Samah said police and officers from the Health Ministry rushed to the scene at about 9pm on Friday.

“Checks revealed that there were no criminal elements in his death.

“We discovered a slash wound to the throat of the 66-year-old man, ” he said.

Police also found a knife next to the victim’s body, he added.

ACP Razali said investigations revealed that the man did a swab test at a private hospital on Jan 7 and was confirmed to be Covid-19 positive the next day.

“A second swab test was conducted on Jan 18. Two days later, the result also came back positive, ” he said.

The victim had spent a lot of money on his Covid-19 treatment, he added.

“He had asked his wife to go to the bank with him on Jan 22 to transfer RM40,000 for his Covid-19 treatment.

“According to his wife, the victim often complained about being in pain and was depressed after he was confirmed to be infected with the virus, ” he said.

ACP Razali said there was no sign of a break-in at the victim’s home and nothing was reported missing.

“Neighbours said they did not hear any arguments from the house.

“We are classifying the case as sudden death, ” he said.

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