South Korean store manager falls 32 storeys to his death

PETALING JAYA - A South Korean store manager fell 32 storeys from a condominium and his body was cut in half when he landed on a spiked gate.

A security guard patrolling at the condominium in Mont Kiara chanced upon the gruesome scene yesterday morning.

According to police, the manager, 37, had been in a scuffle with his business partner, also a South Korean, the night before.

Witnesses told police they saw the two men hitting each other on the head with beer bottles. Both suffered head wounds.

The manager drove home after the fight while his business partner, accompanied by a few friends, went to the Gleneagles Hospital in Ampang for treatment.

The business partner then lodged a police report against the manager at about 4am.

The police instructed the man to retrieve both his and the manager's passports from their shared apartment.

When the business partner went to the condominium for the passports, he found a noose dangling in the bathroom, but the manager was not there.

He then brought the passports to the Brickfields district police station, completed his report and went home at about 6.30am.

He was told about the manager's death by a security guard at the condominium a couple of hours later.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Muhammad Azlee Abdullah said police believed it was a case of suicide, but were waiting for post-mortem results before making a formal conclusion.

In a separate incident, the body of a 22-year-old Japanese student was found at the bottom of a block of flats in Petaling Jaya on Thursday.

Police received a report at about 3.30pm from a witness who saw the victim plunging to his death.

The body, dressed only in underwear, had fallen on top of a car before it rolled to the ground.

A police forensic team found no evidence of foul play. Post-mortem results revealed that the victim had died from multiple injuries.

His parents have flown in from Japan to retrieve the body.