Cop found dead at parking lot


MUAR: A 29-year-old policeman was found dead with a gunshot wound to his neck at a parking lot.

The lans koperal had earlier sent a message to the Muar police headquarters’ WhatsApp number yesterday about his intention to end his life, said Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay.

“We immediately launched a search operation and found him inside his car at a parking lot a few hours later at 11.18am.

“He had a gunshot wound to his neck. There was a.38 revolver with him,” he said, adding that investigations are ongoing.

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