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Cops arrest man accused of abetting father’s suicide

 | November 15, 2017

Father and son had shared a hotel room in Genting Highlands.

Cops-arrest-man-accused-of-abetting-father-suicideKUANTAN: Police have detained a man who is believed to have assisted his 65-year-old father in committing suicide in a hotel room at Genting Highlands last Thursday.

Pahang Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Othman Nayan said the victim’s body was found by a hotel worker who lodged a police report at 10.20am that day.

“At the scene, police found the victim lying down, and he had ligature marks on his neck. A rope believed to have been used around the victim’s neck was also discovered in the room.

“Preliminary investigations found no evidence linking it to Section 302 of the Penal Code (for murder), and the case was classified as sudden death,” he said in a statement here today.

However, he said further investigations found that a second person had also been staying in the room.

He said the second individual, the victim’s 35-year-old son, was arrested at the resort area on Sunday.

Othman said the suspect, who worked as a trader, claimed that he had helped his father commit suicide.

Based on CCTV footage and witness statements, the suspect was in the room at the time of the incident.

Othman said the suspect, who had a record of mental illness and was still on medication, was being remanded until Thursday.

The case is being investigated under Section 306 of the Penal Code for abetting suicide which provides for 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine, upon conviction.


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