GEORGE TOWN: A policeman celebrating his 47th birthday at a karaoke outlet here died after allegedly falling from the multi-storey premises this morning.
Sofian Shahari, who was attached to the Northeast District special branch, arrived at the outlet in Pulau Tikus at 12.30am, along with some of his colleagues.
At 4.45am, Sofian was found dead in the parking lot in front of the building. He had suffered severe head and chest injuries consistent with a fall from height.
But what transpired before his body was discovered and which of the premises’ floors Sofian had fallen from remain a mystery.
His body was taken to the Penang Hospital for a post mortem later in the day.
“An initial probe (of the scene) found that (Sofian’s) footwear and bag were on the second floor (of the building).
“However, there are traces of a torn curtain on the fourth floor. We are trying to determine which floor he fell from.
“The case has been classified as ‘sudden death’,” Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Che Zaimani Che Awang said in a statement today.