Nothing could’ve been more shocking than finding a body hanging from the Kota Darul Ehsan arch in the wee hours of the morning.
A motorist was travelling along Federal Highway when he discovered a man hanging from the scaffolding on the Kuala Lumpur side of the Kota Darul Ehsan arch (the border between Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya).
According to a The Star Online report, citing Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Sharul Othman Mansor, the body was hanging from a height of 30m. The motorist informed the police at 4:35am on 20th December (Sunday). After which, firemen and police personnel arrived at the scene to lower the body before it was sent to University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) for a post-mortem.
The deceased was later identified as 53-year-old Asok Kumar Koyamboo, a former Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) serviceman and CEO of freight forwarding company Inter Quest Removals.
As at time of writing, police do not suspect any foul play was involved in the incident. As such, the case has been classified as sudden death.
Asok leaves behind a wife and 3 children.
Members of the public with information regarding the incident are advised to contact KL Police’s Rakan Cop at 03-21159999 to assist in investigations.