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KOTA KINABALU: The daughter of the Lahad Datu district police chief was found dead after using her father’s pistol at their home in Taman Tabanak, Lahad Datu.

According to New Straits Times, the 14-year-old’s remains were discovered in a room in of the residence at 12.42pm, while her father, Assistant Commissioner Dzulbaharin Ismail, was at the district police headquarters.

His daughter is believed to have been handling the gun before accidentally shooting herself.

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Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain, confirmed the incident with NST and further investigations are still ongoing.

“The public is advised not to speculate on any matters,“ he said.

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