RAPE/ROBBERY SUSPECT FALLS TO HIS DEATH
Police say man tried to flee from apartment but lost his grip on grille
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.