By M. KUMAR | staronline - Saturday April 24, 2010
GOMBAK: In his haste to escape punishment from religious officers, a college student who was alone with his girlfriend plunged to his death from the fifth floor of an apartment.
The 21-year-old student was believed to have panicked when several policemen and officers from the Selangor Religious Department knocked on the door of the rented apartment Saturday morning.
Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Rahim Abdullah said the 1.40am raid was conducted following a tip-off that illicit activities were taking place at the Jelutong Apartments in Selayang Heights.
"A few minutes after the officers knocked on the door of the apartment, they heard a loud crash before a girl opened the door," he said, adding that she looked shaken up.
He said the officers became suspicious when they spotted an open window and were shocked when they found the body of the student sprawled beside a drain a few stories below.
The student was declared dead on the spot due to massive trauma to the head and internal injuries.
ACP Abdul Rahim said the body was sent to Selayang Hospital for a post-mortem.
"The deceased was a student at a private college nearby," he said adding police have also recorded the girlfriend's statement.
The case has been classified as sudden death.