Cops still waiting for toxicology report on senior citizen’s death


PETALING JAYA: Police are waiting for results of the toxicology report on the death of a senior citizen in Ara Damansara before conducting further investigation.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said the incident, which was shared online on Dec 3, actually occurred on Oct 15.

It was claimed that the man had died from a heat stroke after being dragged out and left on the side of a road in Ara Damansara.

"Statements were taken, including from the security guards there, and the scene was investigated by the forensics department.

"The preliminary report from the postmortem showed no signs of injuries, internal or external, that could cause death," he said.

However, the police are still waiting for the full postmortem report to be completed, including the toxicology report.

"The case has been classified as a Sudden Death Report and should the pending reports state signs of criminal elements of negligence that could cause death, the police will take stern action against all involved," he said.

On the video of the incident, which showed two security guards dragging the man on the floor, ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin said that the police were investigating if the victim was still alive at the time.

"Their statements were taken and we are still investigating the matter. It is known that their intention was to move the body and that another member of the public made the call to the police regarding the incident," he said.

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