Desperate times: man electrocuted while stealing wiring

SUNGAI PETANI – A housewife got a shock when she found a body in the ceiling of her house in Taman Ria Jaya here yesterday. The body was of a man, believed to have been electrocuted while trying to steal electrical wires from the abandoned house.

“On entering the house at 10.30 this morning, I saw a stain looking like blood on the ceiling. I also smelt something burning.” The housewife known only as Faridah then rushed to a nearby police beat base to report the matter.

She said a police team arrived later and, upon knocking on the ceiling, something which appeared to be a human leg dropped down. Firemen then removed the body and sent it to Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital for an autopsy.

Kuala Muda district police chief ACP Hashim Ali confirmed having received a report on the gruesome find.