PETALING JAYA – The suspect who was arrested over the murder of furniture shop worker could not be prosecuted today as he was tested positive of Covid-19.
The 64-year-old suspect had gone for a Covid-19 screening before he was brought to the Petaling Jaya Court to face murder charges.
The Serdang District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner A.A. Anbalagan said that the suspect was supposed to be charged at the Magistrate Court this morning under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
“However, he was tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday at the Kajang Prison.
“Therefore, the suspect will be quarantined for 10 days in the jail until 5 November. After the quarantine period, he will be brought to the Petaling Magistrate Court on 8 November to face charges under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder,” he said in a statement today.
The police arrested 11 individuals, including a woman on 10 October over suspicion of the murder case of a man who was hacked. His body was found in his rented wooden house at Taman Serdang Utama, Kampung Baru Seri Kembangan.
Two of the 11 suspects arrested over the case were foreigners and they have been remanded to assist the police in the investigation.
During the 6.00 pm incident on 9 October 2021, the police received an emergency call from a local woman, stating that she found a lifeless local man in a wooden house at Jalan Kuyuh, Taman Serdang Utama.
“There were traces of blood on his head and body and he was found lying in a small room next to his bedroom. The police also found several hack marks on his head, right ribs, his back and both arms on his body,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette