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Wednesday September 11, 2013 MYT 9:08:05 AM
by farik zolkepli
Solemn: Family members of the couple waiting to identify the bodies at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre.
PETALING JAYA: The Japanese couple who was killed after being electrocuted in their apartment in Mont Kiara left behind a six-month-old baby boy.
The baby now is being taken care of by the Welfare Department.
Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Azlee Abdullah said the baby would be over to the couple’s relatives once they arrive from Japan.
“The family members are scheduled to claim the bodies and take the baby home,” he said yesterday.
He added that police had recorded the statement of the couple’s maid.
“The maid comes to the apartment daily to clean.
“Our investigations suggest no foul play,” he said adding that the Japanese man was a factory manager.
Meanwhile, Selangor Welfare Department director Nik Omar Nik Ab Rahman said the baby was brought to the Rumah Kanak-Kanak Tengku Budriah in Cheras following the tragedy.
“We will cooperate with the police in handing over the baby to the parents’ relatives,” he said.
Meanwhile, five of the victims’ family members arrived at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre’s mortuary yesterday evening to identify their bodies.
The four men and a woman who arrived at 8.20pm were also accompanied by three others, one of whom is believed to be a translator.
They left 30 minutes later after identifying their loved ones.
The bodies of the Japanese couple, both 38, were discovered by the maid who arrived at the 13th floor apartment at about 10am on Monday.
The couple’s apartment is situated at a block where the dismembered body of Singaporean businessman Goh Yoke Seng was discovered in a refrigerator that had been sealed with masking tape in July 2007.
A man who had bought the unit in an auction discovered the body when he went to clean the place located on the 19th floor.
The same apartment block was also the scene of a fire in which the son of a top police officer was killed a few years ago.
The 22-year-old son of former Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Comm Koh Hong Sun died after an explosion at their 32nd floor apartment unit in July 2009.
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