MIRI, July 19: A 40-year-old man was found dead with a rope around his neck in a house in Pujut 1 here this morning.
The man’s body was found in his bedroom at about 11am by his relatives, and the rope around his neck was tied to the ceiling.
The relatives had gone to his house to check on him as they had not seen him for the last two days and calls from his wife had gone unanswered.
Policemen and forensic officers were at the scene shortly after being alerted.
Initial investigation found no criminal elements, and the remains have been taken to Miri Hospital for a post-mortem.
Police have classified the case as sudden death.
The man’s wife and daughter were believed to be in Kampung Kayu Kapor in Bekenu at the time of the incident. They have an orchard there.
Before the gruesome discovery, it is understood that the man’s wife had called her husband on his handphone numerous times but all her calls went unanswered. This prompted her to ask her relatives to check on her husband. — DayakDaily