KUALA LUMPUR: A Form One student fell to her death from the 16th floor of a condominium at Jinjang Utara here.
Sentul OCPD Asst Comm Beh Eng Lai said they received a call about the incident at around 4.15pm on Friday (March 31).
"The girl was living in the unit with her elder sister. Further investigations revealed the elder sister had gone to the toilet but when she came out, she saw the girl climbing out of the room window," he said in a statement.
He said the 18-year-old sister tried to grab the girl and pull her back to safety, but was unable to.
"The apartment was not fitted with grilles. She is believed to have slipped while climbing out of the window and fell to her death.
"Paramedics from the Hospital Kuala Lumpur confirmed that the victim died at the scene," he said, adding that the case has been classified as sudden death.
He said investigations revealed the victim's father had died some time ago and their mother had left them to stay with an aunt before disappearing.
He urged those with any information on the case to contact the Sentul police operations room at 03-4048 2206.
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