A man has been arrested in connection with his father's suicide at a hotel in Genting Highlands
The 35-year-old suspect had stayed in the same hotel room as his 65-year-old father whose body was found by a hotel worker in the morning
The body was found with rope marks around the neck at 10.20am on 9 November. A police report was promptly lodged by the hotel worker.
"At the scene, police found the victim lying down and he had ligature marks on the neck. A rope believed to have been used to tie around the victim’s neck was also discovered in the room," Pahang Criminal Investigation Department chief Othman Nayan said as quoted by The Malaysian Insight.
Examination of the body did not show any signs of other injuries.
The case was initially classified as sudden death. However, the police grew suspicious and the deceased's son was arrested after further investigations.
"Further investigation saw us locating and arresting the suspect at Genting Highlands on 12 November," Othman said.
He said that police investigation found that the suspect - who has a record of mental illness and is still taking medication - had confessed to helping the victim to commit suicide.
CCTV footage and a testament from a hotel employee revealed that the suspect was in the room during the incident.
The suspect will be in custody until 16 November
The case is being investigated under Section 306 of the Penal Code for abetting suicide which provides for 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine, upon conviction.