About an hour ago, news surfaced on the Internet about a suicide at Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC).Rumours on social networking site Twitter says the victim committed suicide after an argument with his mother. The deceased is believed to have jumped from the 4th floor of Bangsar Shopping Centre and fell in front of Morelli Gelato at approximately 2:30pm.
We don’t know how much of what was said on social media is true, but we’re waiting for more developments regarding this story.
According to Harian Metro, an unnamed BSC spokesperson confirmed that the 26-year-old man (now identified as Alif Alexandre Faizal Weber) went up to the 4th floor on his own before deciding to jump. He said that there was word that somebody was about to commit suicide but when they arrived at the scene, the man had already jumped. It was also said that the man died on the spot due to head trauma before his body was taken to Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM).
The Star has also reported on the case, writing that the man was having lunch with his mother at the food court located on the 4th floor prior to the incident. They also said that when contacted, Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Muhammad Azlee Abdullah said the case has been classified as Sudden Death. “Initial investigations revealed that there was no elements of foul play in his death,” he added.
ACP Muhammad Azlee said said the man was suffering from depression, but declined to associate his death with the affliction.
In another development, Jaclyn Low, the communications manager for the shopping centre, said they are working with the police to ascertain the sequence of events leading to the man’s death.