Body of mentally disabled man found floating in Melaka River

MELAKA: The body of a mentally disabled man was found floating in the Melaka River near Kampung Morten on Wednesday (Feb 1) morning.

Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Christopher Patit said the body of Lim Tee Siang, 38, was found at 11.25am by a Melaka River Cruise boatman who alerted police.

"Acting upon information, a team of police rushed to the scene and found the body floating face down on the surface of the Melaka River and was fully clothed," he said in a statement on Wednesday.

He said a preliminary inspection of the body revealed that there were no visible signs of foul play.

The victim’s father, Lim Seng Fok, 72, confirmed that the body found was that of his son, who had mental problems and was discharged from the Melaka Hospital the day before after receiving treatment for his illness.

Christopher said the victim's father also told him that his son's body was found about 100m from his restaurant in Pengkalan Rama.

"The victim's father said that his son was at his restaurant and was walking along the Melaka River the morning before the incident, and he does not suspect any criminal act against his son," he said.

The body was sent to the Melaka Hospital for a post-mortem.- Bernama

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