Main suspect of ex-MARDI researcher murder case arrested

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Dr Wan Hassan Wan Embong MARDI researcher Bukit Bandaraya Bangsar Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Director (CID), Datuk Huzir Mohamed in a news conference at the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 01 DECEMBER 2020
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Director (CID), Datuk Huzir Mohamed in a news conference at the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 01 DECEMBER 2020

By Kumara Sabapatty

KUALA LUMPUR – The police had arrested the main suspect of the murder case of the former research from Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) who was hiding in Rinching, Semenyih early this morning.

The arrest was made after the Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department (CID) with the assistance of Bukit D8 CID after they arrested two suspects at Setapak Sentral, Jalan Genting Klang at 3.30 am and Air Panas at 4.30 am.

The Bukit Aman Director of CID, Commissioner Datuk Huzir Mohamed said that the main suspect went into hiding after committing the murder at Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar on the early morning of Sunday and was hiding in Rinching.

“He had two former criminal records and drug abuse cases,” he said during a news conference at Bukit Aman today.

In the 3.30 am incident last Sunday, Dr Wan Hassan Wan Embong, 71, was dead after being slashed in a robbery at his residence. Meanwhile, his wife, Sarifah Yusof, 70, was hurt on her right hand after being hacked.

According to Huzir, all three suspects arrested confessed to being involved in the break-in and the main suspect also confessed to hacking the victim.

Meanwhile, Huzir said that the police are still hunting another suspect known as Abdul or his real name, Sugu Thanggarajoo, 27, who is also suspected to be involved in the robbery-cum-murder.

He added, based on the investigation, four individuals were involved in the crime.

“Two suspects entered the house, robbed and hacked the victims while two other suspects were waiting outside (including Sugu Thanggarajoo).

“If the fourth suspect is caught, we believe that we would have solved the robbery case in Bangsar. Meanwhile, 10 other individuals from the same group were remanded yesterday as they were involved in other robberies,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette

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