Body of senior citizen found floating in Sg Kedah

ALOR SETAR: The body of a woman, believed to be in her 60s, was found floating near the Sungai Kedah sluice gate in Taman Persisiran Ampang Jajar.

Kota Setar district police chief ACP Ahmad Shukri Mat Akhir said the public alerted the police of the discovery at 1.18pm Tuesday (June 21).

On arrival at the scene, police removed the body from the river and brought it to the forensic unit at Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB) here.

“The victim has been identified and she was from Shahab Permanent here. She also has a record with Hospital Lama Alor Setar for psychiatric treatment,” he said in a statement.

So far, the case has been classified as sudden death and further action would depend on the results of the post-mortem, he added. – Bernama

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