A man was recently detained for helping his 65-year-old father to commit suicide while they were staying in a hotel room in Genting Highlands.
The incident, which took place last week, was discovered by a hotel staff who discovered the body on Thursday (9th November) morning at approximately 10:20am. The victim’s 35-year-old son was arrested 3 days later, on Sunday (12th November).
“At the scene police found the victim lying down and he had ligature marks on the neck. A rope believed to have been used to tie round the victim’s neck was also discovered in the room. Preliminary investigation also found no evidence to be linked under Section 302 of the Penal Code and the case was classified as sudden death,” said Pahang Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Othman Nayan in a statement.
He added, “Further investigation saw us locating and arresting the suspect at Genting Highlands on 12th November. CCTV (closed circuit television recording) and statement from an employee (of the hotel) showed that the suspect was in the room during the incident, and he had fled soon after“.
The suspect, who works as a trader, claimed that he was helping his biological father to commit suicide. It was reported that the man had a record of mental illness and was still on medication. He will be remanded until tomorrow (Thursday, 16th November).