Frustration leads man to jump from motel’s first floor

Paramedics attend to the injured man at the scene.

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SIBU, April 5: A 20-year-old man is suspected to have tried to end his life by jumping from the first floor of a motel at about 1.30am today.

He is believed to be depressed after his finances ran out and he was unable to return to Kapit due to the Movement Control Order.

Sibu district police chief, ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit revealed the man had arrived here from Bintulu and had checked into the motel at Jalan Foochow on April 3 for an overnight and was supposed to have checked out yesterday.

“Prior to the incident, the victim related to the motel owner his frustration over not being able to return to Kapit due to the movement control order which forced expressboats to stop operating. He also revealed that he had run out of money,” he added.

Stanley also disclosed that the man had also contacted his friends using the motel owner’s handphone to ask them to lend him money.

“After expressing his frustration, the victim dashed to the rear of the first floor of the motel. The motel owner then heard someone screaming in pain,” he said.

He rushed up to the same floor and looked out from window where he saw the man lying on the ground.

“After going through the motel CCTV, he discovered that the victim had jumped out from a window at the back of the first floor. He alerted the police at 1.45am today (April 5),” he added.

Paramedics were called to the scene where they administered early treatment to the injured man before sending him to the Sibu Hospital emergency ward for further treatment.

His condition is reported to be stable but he has injuries to his left forehead.

Stanley disclosed police had ruled out foul play in the incident.

The case is being investigated under Section 309 of the Penal Code for attempted suicide. — DayakDaily