SEPANG – The police have identified the husband of a lecturer as her murderer based on the Grab e-hailing ride which exposed the movement of the suspect to the final location of the victim.
Sepang District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof said, during the interrogation, the suspect claimed that he had searched for his wife when she did not come home. However, the statement raised suspicion when he hailed a Grab ride directly to the location where her body was found.
“Usually, when we are searching for a person or a missing member of the family, we would roam everywhere and not to a specific location as what the suspect had done. It exposed his crime and he was arrested by the police,” he said during a news conference today.
He said, the police had finished recording statements from the daughter of the lecturer who was murdered by her husband near a lake at PKNS Pinggiran Cyberjaya on 29 July.
Wan Kamarul Azran said, the statement of the 14-year-old girl was taken by the investigating officer on 31 July.
“Yes, we have taken the statement from the daughter of the victim who was still in trauma last Friday right after her mother was laid to rest in Subang.
“Besides her daughter, we will also record statements from several other individuals for further investigation into this murder,” he said.
He also said that the police did not receive any report from the victim before the murder.
“A check was made, there was no report from the victim about any domestic problem involving the couple,” he said.
According to him, the traumatised daughter of the victim is placed under the care and shelter of her family and the police are monitoring the development of the teenager.
Besides that, the police had identified several other individuals in this case, including a woman said to have a relationship with the suspect.
“We got the information that the woman is currently in Terengganu. We will get her statement later,” he said.
On 31 July, the 41-year-old male suspect was remanded until 6 August to assist into the investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murdering his wife, Associate Professor Maizatul Niza Othman in a car at Taman Mas Putra Perdana.
The suspect was believed to be angry over his wife who wanted to file a divorce before he strangled her with the headscarf worn by the victim. He then brought the dead body of his 40-year-old wife to the PKNS Lake in Pinggiran Cyberjaya at around 4.30 pm.
The police investigation revealed that the suspect had allegedly placed the body of his late wife at the driver’s seat, took her wallet and mobile phone before leaving her with the engine on.
However, the man, along with his 14-year-old daughter then took a Grab ride to the location on Thursday at 1.23 am before contacting the police. –MalaysiaGazette