KUCHING: A team of divers from the Batu Lintang fire station is conducting an operation to help the police to look for evidence in a murder case after a dead body was found inside a locked piece of luggage underneath a bridge at Kampung Pangkalan in Bau last Friday.
The seven Bomba divers started scouring the monsoon drain at Lorong Chawan 12, here at around 10.50am and the operation is still ongoing.
According to sources, the operations is conducted to look for the murder victim’s hand phone which is believed to have been thrown into the river.
The first suspect in the murder case, a 28-year-old man was also seen at the site of the operation.
The Bomba divers have not found the murder victim’s phone and the operation was reportedly halted at 12.08pm.
Yesterday, Bau Chief Police, DSP Poge Nyaon said, the second suspect, a 56-year-old woman was arrested at around 9.30pm on Saturday night by D9 Criminal Investigation Department of the Sarawak Police Contingent Headquarters (IPK).
He said, the suspect, who did not have any past criminal records, was remanded for seven days until July 28 to assist in police investigation.