Peeping Tom suspect dies 12 days after assault

Kajang police chief Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yusoff says police have picked up a man in his 20s to facilitate investigations. (Youtube screengrab)

KUALA LUMPUR: A Peeping Tom, who was believed to have been assaulted, died in hospital yesterday.

The Indonesian died 12 days after he was caught in Kampung Orang Asli Baru in Sungai Lalang, Semenyih, near here.

Kajang police chief Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yusoff said the man had sustained injuries to his head and died at 9.15am yesterday at Kajang Hospital.

He said the 50-year-old man had tried to run away after villagers spotted him peeping into a house in the village on Aug 11.

The man was caught by villagers and a scuffle ensued before he was brought to the hospital for treatment.

“A post-mortem found the cause of death was due to severe head injury consistent with blunt force trauma as well as internal injuries,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

Following that, police picked up a man in his 20s from the same village to facilitate investigations, he said.

Dzaffir said the suspect had been remanded for seven days until Aug 29 to assist in investigations into the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.