Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Myanmar refugee tosses 3 children off MRR2 before jumping down himself

Social NewsMyanmar refugee tosses 3 children off MRR2 before jumping down himself

Three Myanmar nationals, including two small children, were killed in a murder-suicide incident that took place on early Tuesday (2 August).

According to NST, Sentul OCPD Asst Comm Beh Eng Lai said police were notified of the incident at around 5.50 am when the 38-year-old man was seen jumping off the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) at a height of 20 metres near the Desa Jaya traffic lights after tossing the 3 children down.

The sole surviving victim, believed to be a five-year-old boy, sustained severe injuries and was rushed to Selayang Hospital.

Beh said the boy sustained internal abdominal injuries and broke his left rib in the incident, adding that he is currently being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Source: Harian Metro

“Initial investigation showed that three kids, an 8-year-old girl, a boy who is around 6 to 7-year-old and a 5-year-old boy, all from Myanmar, were thrown off from the MRR2 by a 38-year-old man, who is also from Myanmar.”

“The man was said to have jumped off the MRR2 after he had thrown the 3 kids down the 20m high road. We believe the man was the father to the kids,” he said.

Beh said according to the witness, the man was seen holding one child with his left hand, another with his right hand and carried another on piggyback before the incident.

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“The witness approached the man but he suddenly tossed the kids off the MRR2 before jumping off himself. All the victims were found near the Desa Jaya traffic light.”

“The man and two kids, a girl and a boy, were killed on the spot while another boy who landed on the grass near the road shoulder was rushed to the Selayang Hospital.”

“Further examination by medical officers showed that he had broken his left rib and sustained internal abdominal injuries. He is currently at the ICU,” he said.

All the bodies were sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital forensics unit for post-mortem.

Beh said the police also found 2 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cards of the man and the 8-year-old girl at the scene.

He urged those with information on the case to contact investigating officer Assistant Superintendent Baldev Singh Gurdial Singh at 012-480 6062 or the Sentul operation centre at 03-4048 2222.

According to UNHCR, the said family has a refugee visa that allows them to stay in Malaysia until the year 2025.

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