MELAKA: A teenage boy, who fell asleep with his earphones on, which was plugged into his mobile phone that was charging, was found dead yesterday morning.
The victim’s mother found her son lying motionless in his bedroom in Taman Merbok, Bukit Baru here.
State Criminal Investigation Department chief Kamaluddin Kassim said the boy’s 48-year-old mother, a nurse, had gone to wake him up at 7am yesterday.
“As she did not get any response from her son, the mother used a spare key to unlock her son’s bedroom door. She found him lying motionless on the bed.
“The victim had both earphones on and the earphones were connected to a mobile phone, which was plugged to a power bank,” said Kamaluddin.
The mother had tried to wake her son up but there was no response. She then lodged a report at the Bukit Baru police station at 8.10am on Friday.
The victim was identified as Syamirul Armizie Adenan and the 19-year-old was unemployed.
Kamaluddin added that there were burn marks on the boy’s left shoulder where the power bank was placed. It is not known if the power bank had exploded.
He said the body has been sent to the Melaka Hospital for a post-mortem and the case is classified as sudden death.
The victim was the second of four siblings and he was living with his mother in their family home. He was last seen entering his bedroom on Thursday night at about 10pm.