ALOR SETAR: A 14-year-old religious school student was found dead in a home-made swing at Kampung Alor Kumbang in Bukit Jenun, Pendang near here at about 5.30pm on Wednesday afternoon.
Nur Syahirah Mustafa (pic),14, had fallen asleep in a swing made of discarded fishing nets at the home of her uncle, padi farmer Zainol Hassan but failed to respond to his attempts to wake her up.
Her father rushed her to Yan Hospital for treatment. but she was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
Strangulation marks were found near her neck.
Zainol later lodged a police report at about 7.44pm at Bukit Jenun Police Station.
The body of the deceased was sent to Sultanah Bahiyah Hoslital for a post- mortem.
Preliminary investigation reveal no criminal elements involved in the death.
Further investigations are ongoing.