Raje Perumal, the Petaling Jaya City senior defender, was killed in a bike accident today. He was just 37 years old. Read on to learn how did Rajes Perumal die, how did the accident happen, and what was the cause of his death.
The Malaysian football community is mourning the loss of the late player who leaves behind three young children. Perumal was a part of the now-defunct PKNS, Selangor, and Kedah in his Malaysian Premier League career.
Who was Rajes Perumal?
Rajes Perumal was a Malaysian professional football player. Born on July 21, 1985, Perumal played as a right-back for the Malaysian Premier League club Petaling Jaya (PJ City City FC). He also played with a number of other clubs in his MPL career.
Perumal played for Selangor PKNS FC from 2011 to 2013. He won the 2011 Malaysia Premier League title with the club. After that, he was transferred to Selangor in 2014 and made his debut against T-Team as a substitute on January 18, 2014.
The next year, Perumal was transferred to Kedah where he became a regular player. He made 15 appearances for the team and won MPL with the club in 2015. He was then promoted to the Super League and made 23 overall appearances.
In 2016, Perumal returned to PKNS and signed with MISC-MIFA (now PT City FC) later in 2018. He scored 20 league appearances in the first season. Perumal played last for the side against Kuala Lumpur City on October 15, 2022.
Rajes Perumal Killed in a Bike Accident near Batu Caves
Rajes Perumal died on Monday, October 17, 2022, at the age of just 37 years. He passed away after succumbing to the injuries sustained in a bike accident near Batu Caves, Selangor.
The unfortunate news of Rajes Perumal’s tragic death was announced by PJ City and the Professional Footballers’ Association of Malaysia (PFAM) through an official statement on Twitter.
Salam Takziah buat keluarga mendiang Rajesh Perumal, pemain PJ City FC yang meninggal dunia awal pagi ini.— PFA Malaysia 🇲🇾 (@pfamalaysia) October 17, 2022
Semoga keluarga mendiang tabah dan diberi kekuatan menempuh dugaan ini. pic.twitter.com/qJnIjZKXhr
Our deepest condolences to the family of Rajes Perumal, who passed away earlier this morning. It's a sad day for all of us at PJ City FC. He was a great player and mentor to all the younger players at the club. We will miss you dearly brother. pic.twitter.com/cGmJxSZKjQ— PJ City FC (@pjcityfc) October 17, 2022
Fans are sending condolences to the family of the late player who passed away on an untimely basis.
Rajes Perumal dead at 37: What was his cause of death?
Rajes Perumal died after a tragic motorcycle accident that left him severely injured. He was rushed to the nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The exact cause of his death is unannounced at the time of writing.
However, there are reports available on the web claiming that he died due to severe injuries to his head and brain. We’re trying to confirm the legitimacy of the reports and will update this section later.
Rajes Perumal Obituary: Funeral Arrangements and Tributes
The funeral arrangements for Rajes Perumal are pending at this moment. His family hasn’t received his body yet as an autopsy test is reportedly scheduled for later today. The schedule for his last rites will be available after that
Tributes have emerged for the late player, Rajes Perumal, following his untimely death, led by Coach P. Maniam. He described the event as a huge loss to the club and the entire football industry in Malaysia.
“It is very devastating to hear about his death early in the morning. On the other side, his youngest child is only eight months old,” Maniam told to NST today.
Fans also joined him to pay respect to the departed soul. Perumal leaves behind his wife and three children.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. May God let Rajes Perumal’s soul rest in peace.