KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 ― A 22-year-old youth who was suspected of committing rape and robbery in Bandar Kinrara Puchong on May 11 died after falling off the 12th floor of the Seri Semarak people's housing project here, last night.
Serdang District Police chief ACP Megat Mohd Aminuddin Megat Alias said the incident happened at 10.10pm while the suspect was trying to escape from police during a raid at his house.
“Police broke down the door after the suspect refused to open it. He tried to escape to the unit below by clinging to the grille in the kitchen.
“After being persuaded, he refused to surrender before plunging down,” he said in a statement here today.
He said the man was sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital before being confirmed dead.
According to Megat Mohd Aminuddin, the suspect had a criminal record for drugs. The case has been classified as sudden death.
On Tuesday, an Indonesian woman aged 33 years and a Bangladeshi man aged 34 years lodged a police report at Serdang District Police Headquarters about a rape and robbery.
Another suspect aged 26 years was detained on Sunday in Kuala Selangor.
On May 13, a video on the rape by two men in Puchong went viral in social media. ― Bernama