Police call death of businessman sudden death
GEORGE TOWN (October 5): Police are further investigating the incident of a businessman who was found dead, who allegedly fell from a condominium in Jalan Kelawai earlier on Tuesday.
Northeast District Police Chief ACP Soffian Santong said so far the case has been classified as a sudden death report (SDR) and has no criminal element.
“The man’s body has been sent to the Penang Hospital Forensic Service (HPP), and an autopsy will be performed after obtaining a Covid-19 test result.
“So far the police are investigating the case as CSD and the initial investigation has not revealed any criminal element, but we are awaiting the autopsy report to see if there is a criminal element or other. “he said when contacted by Bernama Tuesday.
He said the body of the 53-year-old was found by a security guard at 5 a.m. in the luxury condominium pool with serious injuries believed to be due to a fall from his unit.
Soffian said based on the preliminary investigation, the victim was living with his wife and children in their condominium.
He declined to comment further on the identity of the victim, who is believed to be one of the main witnesses in the prosecution case related to the Penang Underwater Tunnel project, and that information on the identity of the man will only be provided after publication. -mortem is finished.
“When the police arrived at the scene, the man was already dead and we are still investigating the identity of the victim and the cause of the incident.
Meanwhile, a check at the HPP’s forensic service revealed that several people, believed to be family members and acquaintances of the victim, were present, but people the media met declined to comment.
A check at the condominium also revealed that the police forensic team was on the scene and carrying out an on-site inspection.
Earlier, news of a man with the title of Datuk, who is also a witness in a corruption case related to the Penang Underwater Tunnel project, who was found dead after falling from his condominium , has gone viral on social media.