Farmer remanded to assist police with investigations into murder of wife

Police escort the suspect out of the court room.

SERIAN: Police here have obtained a week-long remand order against a man who was arrested for allegedly killing his wife.

Magistrate Dayang Roselind Awang Mahdini granted the remand order against the 35-year-old farmer after he was produced in court yesterday.

District police chief DSP Aswandy Anis said the order effective from Feb 11 to Feb 17 was to facilitate investigations into the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

The man had lodged a report at Serian Police Station on Friday, that he found his wife in a pool of blood in the living room of their house at Kampung Bedup Longgok, after he picked up their eight-year-old daughter from school.

The 36-year-old victim had died of neck wounds and is believed to have been murdered.

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