Missing Malaysian doctor found safe at KL hotel

Missing Malaysian doctor found safe at KL hotel
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KUALA LUMPUR - A missing senior medical officer working at the clinic in Parliament House has been found safe at a hotel in Pudu.

City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said a task force formed to trace the whereabouts of Dr B. Sugumaran found him at the hotel.

"He has been staying there since Feb 16 and there was no criminal element involved," SAC Zainuddin said when contacted Friday.

It was reported that the search for Dr Sugumaran kicked into high gear as police contacted family members and spoke to his colleagues.

Police had called up the bachelor doctor's cousin, D. Nithiananthan, 43, to help with the investigation after a missing persons report was lodged on Wednesday by Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran.

Dr Sugumaran, 50, who is with Hospital Kuala Lumpur, has been based at the clinic in Parliament building for the past 10 years.

He had not returned to his home in Taman Sri Rampai, Setiawangsa, here, since Jan 3.

It had been believed that Dr Sugumaran was staying in Batu Caves when city police said they had found several personal items of the victim such as luggage and mobile phone in a budget hotel there.

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