Mobile phone of girl who fell from balcony to undergo forensics check in Bukit Aman

GEORGE TOWN: The mobile phone of a 21-year-old girl from Nibong Tebal who fell from the balcony of a flat in Relau here will be sent to the Bukit Aman forensics department.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said the contents of the phone will be analysed to trace the last call made by the victim.

“We received a distress call at around 7.20am on Monday (March 15) saying that there was a girl who fell from flats in Paya Terubong.

“According to the uncle of the deceased, he and his wife had sent the victim to another aunt’s house to rent a room as it would be easier for her to attend college.

“The victim was supposed to be in class at 8am on March 15 but she was found to have fallen from the building.

“According to the witness, the victim's aunt who lived with her in the same unit, she did not show any odd behaviour.

“However, she was seen talking on the phone at the balcony of the flat between 7am and 7.15am before she fell.

“Medical officers in Balik Pulau Hospital examined the victim and confirmed her death at 7.47am.

“It is believed that the victim fell from the balcony of the unit.

“Her body was sanitised and taken to the Penang Hospital forensics department for a post mortem to determine the cause of death.

“The Sungai Nibong Police Station investigating officer examined the body of the deceased and found that there were no criminal elements.

“The case was classified as a sudden death, ” he said.

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