The Malaysian police have launched an investigation under Section 307 of the Penal Code, pertaining to attempted murder, following an incident where a woman fell from the Penang Bridge after allegedly being pushed by her male partner, according to a report by Utusan Malaysia.
Accused is a Senior Police Officer
Datuk Khaw Kok Chin, the Chief of Police in Penang, revealed that the preliminary findings suggest the male involved is a senior police officer stationed outside the Penang contingent. The female companion, who works at a Penang factory and resides in the area, was reportedly involved in an argument with the male before the incident occurred.
Both individuals are reported to be safe, and the incident is believed to have stemmed from a dispute that led them to stop at the location.
“Based on initial investigations, the female victim alleges that she was pushed by the man, leading to both of them falling,” Datuk Khaw Kok Chin stated during a press conference at the Northeast District Police Headquarters (IPD) today.
Being Investigated For Attempted Murder
The police have commenced investigations under Section 307 of the Penal Code, addressing the charge of attempted murder. The ongoing inquiry includes obtaining statements from additional witnesses to corroborate details surrounding the alleged argument and the events leading up to the fall.
“We’ll confirm details with other witnesses regarding the alleged argument and rejection. Following that, a decision on whether to remand the male victim will be made,” added Datuk Khaw Kok Chin.
Videos capturing the incident have circulated widely on social media, depicting numerous onlookers at the Penang Bridge during the time of the occurrence.
In response to questions regarding the nature of the relationship between the two individuals, Datuk Khaw Kok Chin noted that this aspect remains under investigation. As the police delve deeper into the incident, further details may emerge, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding this alleged attempted murder.