KOTA KINABALU: A 63-year-old man was found hanging inside a cheap rental house, yesterday evening.
His neighbour discovered the victim, Lee Wing, hanged under the ceiling fan with a black wire when he went to the room to send food.
The unemployed victim rented the room for RM450 per month and has been unable to pay the rent for six months.
District Police Chief, ACP M. Chandra, said initial investigation believed the victim used the wire as a noose while standing on a dustbin and jumped down to hang himself.
“Estimated height from the victim’s neck to the fan is about 3 feet, while from the fan to the floor is 7 feet 5 inches. When hanged, his feet was slightly touching the mattress,” he said.
No criminal element found at the scene and the case is classified as sudden death.
The victim’s body has been sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for autopsy. -SayangSabah