SHAH ALAM: In a dramatic twist, the main suspect in the murder of a student over a drug-and-debt dispute broke free from a police escort before plunging to his death.
The 24-year-old suspect, who was under police remand, claimed he had more evidence to show the police at the crime scene and led them back there.
Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed (pic) said the suspect, who had injuries to his arms that needed more than 100 stitches, was handcuffed in front when he was escorted by a four-member police team back to Empire City Damansara Perdana at around 4pm on Tuesday (May 11).
"The suspect led police back to the unit and told them a number of times that there were items used in the murder on the balcony, when in fact there was nothing there.
"About four minutes in the unit, the suspect broke free, ran towards the balcony and fell to his death," he told reporters at state police headquarters on Wednesday (May 12).
Comm Arjunaidi said police had opened investigations under Section 233 of the Penal Code for negligence.
On Tuesday, a student was stabbed to death and thrown off a balcony because of debts and a dispute over a drug distribution partnership.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid was quoted as saying that police received information a man had fallen off the balcony of a building at Damansara Perdana last Thursday (May 6).
Following this, they arrested a suspect at a parking lot in Bandar Sunway three days later.
The suspect had injuries to both arms, sustained in a struggle with the deceased.