Killer chair from above. At the Pantai Dalam flats in KL.

Call Investigating Officer ASP Firdaus Sharil or the Brickfields CID chief DSP Tonny Lunggan at 012-3388164, 014-6225262 or 03-90516222.

18 January 2018






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Large crowd at funeral for teen killed by falling chair


An estimated 300 people turned up for the funeral of S Sathiswaran, a 15-year-old boy who was killed after being struck by a falling office chair at the Sri Pantai public housing scheme.

According to The Star, some of those who attended the funeral yesterday were crying openly, while the victim’s mother S Kasthuri Bai, 45, was inconsolable.

Some of Sathiswaran’s schoolmates from SMK La Salle were also among those in attendance.

Sathiswaran was laid to rest at the MBPJ Damansara Hindu cemetery.

Thus far, the police have interviewed 31 witnesses and obtained DNA samples from five of them.


17 January 2018

Cops get DNA sample from chair that killed schoolboy

POLICE have obtained the DNA samples of five people in their investigation into the murder of 15-year-old S. Sathiwaran, who was killed after being struck on the head by a chair thrown from the upper floors of a low-cost flat in Pantai Dalam, Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said the five were among 31 flat dwellers whose statements have been recorded since the incident took place on Monday.

“We also obtained a DNA sample from the chair that struck the victim,” said Mazlan.

Sathiwaran died on the spot from head injuries after the chair struck him while he was walking with his mother on the ground floor of the 21-storey block.

Police are now checking information that the chair was left along the corridor on the 21st floor of the block before it was thrown down.

16 January 2018


Boy killed by chair is now a murder case, say police


THE culprit who flung a chair from the 21st floor of a low-cost flat in Kuala Lumpur, which killed a schoolboy, is facing a murder rap when caught, police said today.

Kuala Lumpur CID chief Rusdi Mohd Isa said the case, which was initially classified as manslaughter, has been reclassified as murder, with the suspect facing the mandatory death sentence.

Police said identifying the culprit will take time as the forensics units failed to lift any fingerprints from the chair which struck 14-year-old Satishwaran Sathiasilan, killing him instantly while he was with his mother yesterday.

“We did not get any fingerprints from the chair. We are working on other leads to track down the suspect,” Rusdi said.

He added that police have already started questioning the flat dwellers and the investigations will go on indefinitely.


DBKL akan menyita rumah penduduk Projek Perumahan Rakyat jika terdapat bukti mereka sampah atau objek daripada tingkat atas. Ia ekoran kejadian seorang remaja lelaki maut slps sebuah kerusi dipercayai dicampak dari tingkat atas Blok 102 PPR Seri Pantai, Pantai Dalam, semalam.



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Chair thrown from Pantai Dalam flats kills boy


KUALA LUMPUR: A 15-year-old boy died when a chair, thrown from an upper floor of a block of People’s Housing Programme (PPR) apartments in Pantai Dalam, struck his head last night.

The victim, identified as S. Sathiwaran, a Form Three student of SMK La Salle in Petaling Jaya, was accompanying his mother, 45, who had just finished grocery shopping.

When the duo was about to enter their apartment block at about 8.30pm, an office chair, believed to have been thrown from one of the upper floors, crashed down and struck Sathiwaran.

Brickfields district police chief ACP Ruslan Khalid confirmed the incident.

He said the boy sustained severe injuries as a result of the incident.

Sources said the boy died at the scene while the victim’s mother was fortunate not to have also been struck by the chair.



Office chair hurled from flats claims student’s life

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A 15-year-old died after being struck by an office chair believed to have been hurled from the upper floor of a flat at Blok 102 Projek Perumahan Rakyat Seri Pantai in Pantai Dalam, last night.

Brickfields district police chief ACP Ruslan Khalid confirmed the incident when contacted.

He said the victim had been identified as S Sathiwaran, a Form Three student at a secondary school in Petaling Jaya.

“The incident is believed to have happened just as the victim was about to enter the covered area of the flat near the staircase with his mother.

“The victim suffered serious head injuries and died at the scene, his mother escaped unharmed,” he said.


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