JOHOR BAHRU: Police have recorded statements from 10 witnesses to assist investigations into the death of the late Private Abdul Aziz Aznam who was found dead after a fall from the third floor of a military camp hostel in Batu Pahat late last month.

Johor police chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said they involved two officers and seven low-ranking personnel as well as a civilian.

“From the post mortem report, no external injuries or criminal elements were found to be the cause of death. However, we are still waiting for the laboratory report. We have recorded a statement from an army personnel who saw the victim (Abdul Aziz) run and jump from the third floor,” he told newsmen today.

Ayob Khan said investigations revealed Abdul Aziz had been missing from duty for 218 days. He had also undergone commando training with the Special Service Groupafter completing basic military training.

Abdul Aziz was reported to have suffered serious injuries after falling from the third floor. He died a week later while being treated at Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital in Batu Pahat.


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