Burmese man allegedly flings 3 of his children off MRR2 highway before leaping down, only 1 child survives

Image credit: M. Luthfi Tamrin via Foursquare, WIRED

In another horrifying tragedy to strike the Klang Valley, a man and two children have been found dead at the bottom of a stretch of the Middle Ring Road 2 highway earlier this morning (August 2nd 2022). According to The New Straits Times, they were all Burmese nationals.

Burmese man allegedly throws children off MRR2 before jumping off himself

Quoting Sentul district police chief Assistant Commissioner Beh Eng Lai, the 38-year-old man had first thrown the three children off from the 20-meter high expressway, before leaping off to his death himself. He is believed to be their father. Law enforcement authorities received a report on the matter at 5.50am today, before arriving at the scene to find their bodies at the Desa Jaya traffic lights.

A 38-year-old Burmese man allegedly flung his three children off MRR2, before leaping to his death himself. Image for illustration purposes only. Image credit: The Sun Daily
A 38-year-old Burmese man allegedly flung his three children off MRR2, before leaping to his death himself. Image for illustration purposes only. Image credit: The Sun Daily

Two of the three children, an eight-year-old girl and a boy of about six to seven-years-old, had died at the scene. The third child, who is about five-years-old, was found in critical condition and had to be rushed immediately to Selayang Hospital, where he is warded in intensive care. He sustained abdominal injuries and a broken rib as a result of the fall.

Was previously seen holding on to his children before tragedy struck

A 38-year-old Burmese man allegedly flung his three children off MRR2, before leaping to his death himself. Image for illustration purposes only. Image credit: M. Luthfi Tamrin via Foursquare
A 38-year-old Burmese man allegedly flung his three children off MRR2, before leaping to his death himself. Image for illustration purposes only. Image credit: M. Luthfi Tamrin via Foursquare

Based upon eyewitness statements obtained from a 36-year-old individual, the man was seen holding a child in each hand, as well as carrying the five-year-old boy piggyback on his shoulders, prior to the heart wrenching tragedy.

“The witness approached the man but he suddenly threw the kids off the MRR2 and he then jumped off the road. All the victims were found near the Desa Jaya traffic light.

“The man and two children, a girl and a boy, were killed on the spot while another boy who landed on the grass near the road shoulder was rushed to the Selayang Hospital.” Beh said.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees cards belonging to the man and the eight-year-old girl were found at the scene. The bodies of the deceased have been sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital forensics unit for autopsies to determine their cause of death, reports Free Malaysia Today.

Members of the public with information on the case are also urged to contact the case’s investigating officer Assistant Superintendent Baldev Singh Gurdial Singh at 0124806062 or to reach out to the Sentul police operation centre at 0340482222.

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