Police: No foul play in death of expat in Lumut

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NO FOUL play was involved in the death of a 25-year-old foreign worker in Lumut, according to the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF).

The police said yesterday investigations to determine the cause of death are going on after the foreigner of Indian ethnicity was first found lying motionless in his room on the evening of September 8.

His roommate told The Brunei Times yesterday he was the first to come upon the deceased, who was lying on the floor with an electrical wire around his neck.

“After coming back from work, around 6pm, I tried to open our door but it was locked. I tried knocking, calling, but there was no answer,” said his roommate, who asked not to be named.

“I then went around, outside on the roof, took down the window and saw my friend lying on the ground with a wire around his neck. I was shocked.”

His roommate added that only he and the deceased shared their room, after their co-worker vacated about six months ago.

Noting that workers’ shift hours are usually from 6am to 6pm, the staffhouse caretaker said the 25-year-old did not go to work on Monday or Tuesday, but failed to give him a proper reason as to why.

“Prior to this week he never showed any signs of clear distress or worry.

“He mixed well with everybody, and never had any problems at work,” he said.

According to the caretaker, the deceased had been working for the local company for three years doing metal fabrication work in the construction sector.

The Brunei Times