Up until 4pm yesterday, “Berjaya Times Square” was still a trending topic on Twitter while multiple photographs of an apparent “suicide” incident were widely shared across various sites and social media platforms. The initial reports from random sources stated that a body of a 19-year-old Chinese girl was found on the ground floor of Kuala Lumpur’s Berjaya Times Square and that she jumped to her death. There were also rumours that her boyfriend pushed her off the railing due to an argument.
But those reports were wrong.
Dang Wangi police chief ACP Zainuddin Ahmad has since confirmed the incident and said that the deceased is a woman identified as Choo Czek Yeng. She was 36 years old and was believed to be leaning against the railing on the sixth floor of the east wing at about 10am before falling off.
The police were then alerted by the public at 11:25am. At that time of the incident, there were already quite a lot of shoppers in the building.
No visible physical injuries were found on the body. However, the body has been sent to Kuala Lumpur for post-mortem. Choo Czek Yeng is also believed to be receiving treatment for a mental condition and staying with her family in Bangsar.
Police have yet to identify any witnesses of the incident as the area was not covered by CCTV. More to come as the story unfolds.