Thursday, April 25

Mother finds son hanging from staircase


MIRI: A grass cutter was found hanging from the staircase of his house in Piasau here on Saturday in a suspected suicide.

The 43-year-old was found around 4pm by his mother who immediately alerted the authorities.

District police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah when contacted said the woman had just woken up from a nap when she stumbled upon her son’s body.

“The hanging is believed to have taken place when the mother was asleep. Medical personnel dispatched to the house pronounced the victim dead at the scene,” he said.

Lim added the body was sent to Miri Hospital for a post-mortem, with police classifying the case as sudden death.