BALIK PULAU: A man was found dead in his rented house in Bayan Lepas with a revolver next to him.
The 38-year-old victim’s body was discovered by his younger brother, aged 33, this afternoon.
The brother had gone to the victim’s house but found the door locked. He then got a locksmith to help break the lock into the house.
Southwest district police chief Superintendent A.A. Anbalagan said as soon as the brother entered the house, he found the victim on the floor, drenched in blood.
“There is a revolver on the bed next to the victim.
“Prior to the incident, the victim’s sister received a call from his girlfriend in Australia, saying that he wanted to end his life,” Anbalagan said today, adding that the man had previous drugs record.
Anbalagan said the incident was consistent with suicide.
“However, we are still investigating the cause of the incident as well as the revolver,” he added.
A post-mortem will be conducted tomorrow.