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Police probing death of student who fell from 21st floor of hotel room

GEORGE TOWN: Police are investigating the tragic death of a 24-year-old student from a private higher learning institution who fell from the 21st floor of her hotel room in Tanjung Bungah yesterday.

The woman's body, discovered by passersby, was found on the ground, covered in blood. The concerned individuals immediately notified the police.

State police chief Datuk Hamzah Ahmad stated police were alerted to the incident at about 3.55pm and went to the scene.

"Initial investigations reveal that the woman had checked into the hotel with a male companion prior to the incident.

"We are investigating further to find out the actual cause of the incident," he told newsmen at the state police contingent headquarters here today.

The police have taken a statement from the companion, also 24 years old, and a student at the same institution.

The body has been sent to the Penang Hospital for a post-mortem.

The case is currently being probed as a sudden death report (SDR) pending further investigation.

The public are urged not to speculate about the incident.

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