Cop found dead with gunshot wound in Muar


MUAR: A 29-year-old policeman was found dead with a gunshot wound to his neck at a parking lot here on Sunday (Oct 17).

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the policeman, a lance corporal, had earlier sent a message to the Muar police headquarters’ WhatsApp number at around 8.20am about his intention to shoot himself.

"We immediately launched a search operation and found him inside his own car at a parking lot in the Muar town area a few hours later at 11.18am.

"The policeman had a gun wound on his neck and with him, a.38 revolver," he said.

The policeman was a bachelor from Melaka and was attached to the Muar police headquarters.

It was understood that the policeman was facing personal issues.

Comm Ayob Khan added that investigation into the incident was ongoing.

Those in need of help and counselling can reach out to: Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service (03-2935 9935 or 014-322 3392); Talian Kasih (15999 or WhatsApp 019-261 5999); Jakim’s Family, Social and Community Care Centre (WhatsApp 0111-959 8214); and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur (03-7627 2929) or checkout www.befrienders.org.my/centre-in-malaysia for a full list of numbers and operating hours).

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