Student found dead at home

Student found dead at home

SEREMBAN - A Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia student was found dead in his home in Kuala Pilah.

Police identified the deceased as 21-year-old Lo Ya Wen, a third-year medical student at the university.

Kuala Pilah OCPD Supt Azmi Abdul Rahim said Lo's body was found by his mother after she returned home from work at about noon yesterday.

"She found his body with a plastic bag wrapped around his head under the bed in her room.

"By the time she untied the plastic bag, Lo was already dead. There were also injuries on his face but we do not suspect foul play," he said, adding that an investigation showed no sign of a break-in and nothing was missing from the house.

He said police believed the deceased had wrapped his head in the plastic bag and then tried to hang himself from the window railing with a belt. However, the belt broke, causing his body to roll under the bed.

Supt Azmi said that Loh's father had received a call from his son's lecturer at about 9am yesterday, notifying him that Lo had failed to attend an appointment at the university to discuss his plan to change his major.

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