Man falls to death at Alor Setar mall


ALOR SETAR: A man fell to his death from the fourth floor of a popular shopping mall here on Wednesday (Aug 3) morning.

Kota Setar OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Shukri Mat Akhir said the 65-year-old man was found in a pool of blood at the ground level of the shopping mall in the 10am incident.

"The initial investigation found that the man was spotted behaving suspiciously by a security guard on the fourth floor of the building. The security guard tried to help the victim but the victim fell before the security guard managed to help," he said when contacted.

ACP Ahmad Shukri added that the case has been classified as sudden death pending the results of a post-mortem of the victim.

He added that the victim's family said he was a patient at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah's psychiatric department and just had his follow up treatment at the hospital on Monday (Aug 1).

"The victim who is not married often came to the mall wandering alone," he said, adding that the victim suffered serious injuries to his head.

ACP Ahmad Shukri added that the body of the victim has been sent to Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah for a post-mortem.

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