Graduating college student electrocuted to death

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BUTTERWORTH: A student at a college in Tasek Gelugor here was believed to have been electrocuted to death last night, just two days before the end of her matriculation studies.

Siti Nor Manisya Muhammad Azmi Prem Kumar, 19, was discovered by her roommate at about 8.30pm.

She was a Science elective student at the Kolej Matrikulasi Pulau Pinang in Pongsu Seribu, Tasek Gelugor.

Police investigators said her friend found the dead teen with signs of burns on her left thumb, which paramedics said were likely due to electrocution.

Investigators added that Manisya was trying to plug an extension cord into a wall socket at the time of the incident.

Manisya’s mother, Norsiah Shaari, 52, told reporters that she had met her daughter only two hours before the incident that took her daughter’s life.

North Seberang Prai police chief ACP Azmi Adam said the case has been classified as sudden death. Manisya’s body was sent to the Kepala Batas Hospital for a post-mortem.