KUALA LUMPUR: The death of a woman, who fell 50 metres from a cliff in Bukit Permai, may have been an accident but police are still proceeding with the murder investigation.
Police said the couple were sitting near the edge of the cliff along Jalan Bukit Permai 1A at about 12.45am Friday, when they had an argument about their relationship problems.
Ampang Jaya deputy OCPD Supt Mohd Nazri Zawawi said that investigations found that the 28-year-old woman may have fallen off after she was slapped by her boyfriend in the neck during the argument.
"The slap may have caused her to lose balance and fall to her death. It may have just been an accident without any intention to cause her death, but we are still investigating the suspect for murder," he said.
The 35-year-old suspect has been remanded until Nov 5 to assist investigations.
A vendor at the hill witnessed the ordeal and called authorities for help.
Pandan Indah Fire and Rescue Department officials arrived at the scene at about 1am and pulled the victim out of the ravine.
She was declared dead at the scene.
Her boyfriend, who remained at the scene, was arrested by police there.
The victim's body was taken to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital for a post-mortem and was claimed by her family at about 7am Saturday.