Mentally ill man perishes in fire – Nation


PETALING JAYA: A mentally ill man died in a fire at an apartment in Pandan Indah, Kuala Lumpur on Friday (Aug 31).

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Hamzah Alias said they received a distress call from other resident of the apartment on Jalan 3/3, Pandan Indah, at around 4pm.

He said that after the fire was extinguished, the charred remains of a man were found in a bedroom of the apartment.

“The victim is a mental patient who receives treatment at Ampang Hospital,” he said.

He added that the victim was aged 57 and stayed in the apartment with his two elder brothers but was alone at the time of the fire.

ACP Hamzah said that a full forensic investigation is underway and initial findings do not show any signs of foul play.

The case has been classified as sudden death.

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