Second post-mortem done on college student found dead in pub

KUCHING: The grieving parents of Flora Nugak were at the morgue to bring their youngster daughter home.

Both waited patiently with relatives for the second post-mortem to be completed and when Flora’s body was taken out, they were inconsolable.

Flora, 19, from Rumah Nawek Long Tuyut Tinjar, Baram was found lifeless on a sofa in a pub here at about 2.50pm on July 3.

Flora had gone out with three female and two male friends the night before. She was pursuing her diploma in healthcare at a private college in Kuching.

Her father, who had planned to take her body back to Baram for burial last week, was told to wait as police wanted a second post-mortem to determine the cause of death.

The discovery of her body in the afternoon led to more questions and there were rumours that she died of a drug overdose and why her death was only reported in the afternoon.

This led to Sarawak narcotics head Supt Sahar Abdul Latif urging night entertainment operators to report to the police if their customers were high on drugs.

Supt Sahar said there were customers who were already on drugs before patronising entertainment joints.

He added that to eliminate the drug abuse in night entertainment places, everyone had to play their part and cooperate with the law.

Flora’s father said last week that the family had high hopes for Flora but he did not know much about her social life in Kuching.

Yesterday’s post-mortem ended at 12.55pm. Her parents and relatives did not say much to the media, only revealing that Flora’s body would be sent home by land transport.

Meanwhile, when contacted by New Sarawak Tribune, CID chief SAC Denis Leong said the report had not yet been established. It is believed that police are waiting for the chemist department report before coming to a conclusion on the cause of death.

The grieving mother.