On 6th May, a university student was stabbed to death by his friend. His body was then thrown from the 26th floor of a condominium in Damansara Perdana. It was later found on the 2nd floor of the building opposite the condominium.
The 24-year-old was believed to have been murdered over a drug deal and debt troubles. A press conference was held by the police last afternoon (11th May) to discuss the case.
Petaling Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said the police received a call from a local man about the incident. The call was made at 1:17pm on the same day. Further investigation led to the arrest of a 24-year-old suspect. The suspect was arrested in the parking lot in Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya at 4:25pm. He had injuries on both hands which required 100 sticthes. It is believed he obtained those injuries from struggling with the victim.
“Police also confiscated several items from the suspect, including a mobile phone, a set of house keys , sick leave certificates and an appointment card from a private medical centre in his name,” Mohamad Fakhrudin said. They also found blood-stained clothes at his residence in Taman Sri Kuching, Kuala Lumpur. The post-mortem showed that the victim had been stabbed several times which caused massive bleeding. Police believe the suspect threw the victim from the 26th-floor unit balcony after he died.
Investigations showed that the suspect and victim were classmates and friends. The two were involved in drug trafficking. It is suspected that the duo had a falling out over the proceeds of drug sales. The suspect also owed the victim RM25,000. “The urine drug test showed the suspect tested positive for marijuana,” Mohamad Fakhrudin added.
Both the suspect and the victim had no previous convictions. Police said they will look into their drug trafficking activities to determine if it was done on their university campus.
Currently, the case is being investigated under Section 302 (murder) of the Criminal Code.
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