Po­lice say man tried to flee from apart­ment but lost his grip on grille

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IN a des­per­ate bid to flee from po­lice, the sec­ond sus­pect in the Pu­chong rob­bery-rape case fell to his death at PPR Seri Se­marak on Thurs­day. Po­lice raided a unit on the 12th floor of the build­ing at 10.10pm after re­ceiv­ing a tip-off that the 22-year-old sus­pect, the younger brother of the 26-year-old man ar­rested on Sun­day in con­nec­tion with the case, was there.

Ser­dang po­lice chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Me­gat Mo­hamad Amin­ud­din Me­gat Alias said a team from the state and district Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment first knocked on the door of the unit, iden­ti­fy­ing them­selves as po­lice­men.

When they re­ceived no re­sponse from those in­side the unit, the team cut the lock and broke down the door.

“Upon en­ter­ing the unit, they found a man and a woman in the liv­ing room.

“Then they heard noises com­ing from the kitchen area.

“When they en­tered the kitchen, they found the sus­pect out­side the win­dow, cling­ing to the grille,” he said, adding that po­lice be­lieved the man had wanted to climb down to the floor be­low in or­der to es­cape.

Me­gat Amin­ud­din said the team tried to per­suade the man to come back into the unit, but he re­fused.

“He then lost his grip on the grille and fell.

“The po­lice team rushed to the ground floor and found the sus­pect alive,” he said.

They called for an am­bu­lance, which ar­rived 30 min­utes later and took the sus­pect to Kuala Lumpur Hospi­tal where he was pro­nounced dead.

The duo were be­lieved to have been the ones who robbed what is said to have been an il­le­gal gam­bling den in Ban­dar Kin­rara, Pu­chong, last week.

After robbing the out­let, the two men took turns rap­ing an em­ployee. Closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion cam­eras cap­tured the act as well as the two men’s faces.

A video clip of the in­ci­dent went vi­ral which led to the ar­rest of the el­der brother in Kuala Se­lan­gor on Sun­day.

In Kuala Kubu Baru, Se­lan­gor po­lice chief Datuk Seri Ab­dul Samah Mat said the younger brother had gone into hid­ing after hear­ing of the ar­rest of his el­der brother.

“On Thurs­day night, how­ever, po­lice got in­for­ma­tion of the sec­ond sus­pect’s where­abouts and sent a team to the lo­ca­tion at PPR Seri Se­marak,” he said after vis­it­ing the Hulu Se­lan­gor po­lice head­quar­ters.

Samah said the vic­tim had pos­i­tively iden­ti­fied the first sus­pect as one of the men in­volved in the case, adding that she had picked out the man at an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pa­rade held at the Ser­dang po­lice head­quar­ters.

The re­mand or­der against the first sus­pect ex­pires to­day.

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