Woman Dies After Dipping Her Finger In Indelible Ink To Vote In Negeri Sembilan

The woman's medical records indicated that she suffered from hypertension.

Cover image via Harian Metro

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An elderly woman lost consciousness after dipping her finger in indelible ink to cast her vote at the SK Rokan polling station in Gemencheh, Negeri Sembilan before she was pronounced dead

The incident occurred around 10:30am this morning, 12 August, with initial treatment being administered to the 83-year-old woman. However, her oxygen levels began to decline, reported New Straits Times.

Tampin district police chief Supt Anuwal Ab Wahab said police received information around 11am from a health assistant at the Gemencheh Health Clinic confirming the woman's death.

According to Anuwal, a preliminary investigation showed that the woman went to SK Rokan to vote accompanied by family members. After dipping her finger in ink, she suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness.

The woman had briefly regained consciousness at the clinic

She was taken to the Gemencheh Health Clinic by her family members.

The woman's oxygen levels continued to drop at the clinic, where, despite the assistant medical officer performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), her life could not be saved.

"Before the incident, the 83-year-old woman complained to her family that she had been experiencing pain in her leg since returning from performing Umrah. When she arrived at the polling place, the deceased was said to have walked from the car to channel one on foot. There is a medical record indicating that this woman was a high-blood pressure patient," Anuwal was quoted as saying by the English newspaper.

The attending medical officer confirmed the cause of death before the body was transferred to Tampin Hospital's Forensic Unit for a post-mortem examination, reported Harian Metro.

"This case is being classified as a sudden death," Anuwal added.

File photo of Tampin district police chief Supt Anuwal Ab Wahab.

Image via FMT

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