Tuesday, October 26

Body in wardrobe case: Victim’s husband remanded

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KUALA LUMPUR: The suspect in a murder case where the body of a woman was found in a wardrobe in her house in Taman Pinggiran Ukay here on Dec 30, is being remanded for a week until Jan 11.

REMANDED: Mohafri (right) remanded for a week at the Ampang Jaya police headquarters. — Bernama photo

REMANDED: Mohafri (right) remanded for a week at the Ampang Jaya police headquarters. — Bernama photo

The remand order on the victim’s husband was issued by the assistant registrar of the Ampang magistrates’ court, Samsul Aziaudin Ahmad, yesterday.

Ampang Jaya police deputy chief Supt Amiruddin Jamaluddin said the 37-year-old suspect was arrested by police near Zoo Negara about 8.30pm on Sunday.

“When arrested, the suspect appeared nervous and anxious, and was accompanied by a number of people believed to be his relatives,” he said when met here.

The victim, Fazlina Ahmad, 39, is believed to have died from suffocation after her body was found wrapped in a blanket and her mouth and nostrils sealed with tape, in the wardrobe.

Police discovered her body on the upper floor of the double-storey terrace house at about 9pm on Dec 30 after receiving a report from her friend that she could not be contacted.

A 22-year-old woman, a friend of the woman’s husband and who was arrested last Thursday, was being remanded until Jan 6 to assist in the police investigation. — Bernama