Cancer patient allegedly leaps to his death at hospital

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A man diagnosed with stomach cancer is believed to have leapt four floors to his death at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) specialist and daily treatment wing, Monday afternoon.

Police sources said the 50-year-old man was found by a nurse on the ground outside the hospital complex at about 1.30pm.

His ward was four floors directly above the spot where he was found.

"We believe that the man has been seeking treatment here for a stomach tumour for about a week. A post-mortem is still being carried out and his family in Malacca are on their way here to assist with investigations," the source said.

The case has been classified as sudden death.

In another case, Kajang police officers fired twice at suspects in a Pajero Junior, after they tried to run over officers who stopped them for checks in Taman Semenyih Jaya, Monday afternoon.

Police said a patrol unit spotted the suspects, age 28 and 39, acting suspiciously in a housing area and pulled them over at about 3pm.

When the officer stepped out to check on them, the suspects attempted to escape and tried to ram the officer in their vehicle. The officer then responded by firing two shots at the vehicle's tyres.

A source said officers found a parang and pliers in the vehicle, which police suspected would have been used for house break-ins. They also found a small packet of heroin on the suspects.

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