A man’s body was found rotting, stinking in his own house

RIZQI ZABIDI

The body of a man was found in a rotting and foul-smelling state in his own house on Jalan Meranti, Alor Setar Badak Mine, Kedah this morning.

The Head of Setar City Police, Adjunct Commissioner Ahmad Shukri Mat Akhir, said the 56-year-old victim’s body was found after his neighbor smelled a foul odor when he came home from work at around 07.00 WIB.

“After smelling a foul odor, neighbors tried to call the victim and call her cell phone but there was no answer.

“The neighbor then asked someone else to call the emergency line 999 and when the fire department opened the door, it was found that the victim was already dead in the living room of his house,” he said.

He added that the victim’s body was found lying on his back and smelled bad.

“Initial investigations at the scene found that the victim’s body had decomposed. The examination found no evidence of a break-in or other elements of a crime.

“The victim’s body was then taken to the Forensic Section of the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB) for an autopsy,” he said.

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