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Tuesday September 24, 2013 MYT 10:02:31 AM
MALACCA: Clutching her sons, the widow of slain cop Kpl Zal-Azri Abd Somad could only cry out upon hearing his tragic death despite attempts by other officers to console her.
Atiqah Mohd Rosdi, 29, was seen sobbing incessantly with her sons – a four-year-old and another five-month-old toddler – at the Malacca Hospital mortuary, where the body of her 31-year-old husband had been taken to.
The atmosphere turned even more sombre as Malacca CID Chief Asst Comm Raja Sharom Raja Abdullah and his deputy Supt P.R. Gunarajan handed over her husband’s police authority card.
“Why should this happen to me?” Atiqah was heard crying out as relatives, too, tried to soothe her.
Kpl Zal-Azri’s cousin, Hartini Rashid, 27, said Atiqah was too distraught over the death, adding that she could not accept that her husband was gone.
“We can’t accept that his transfer to Malacca has ended in tragedy.
“It’s really sad,” she said, adding that the last time they had met was during an Aidilfitri gathering in Penang.
“He was having a fun time with all of us,” she said.
Hartini said she had been in Beranang, Selangor, when she received a call from her mother in Penang about Kpl Zal-Azri’s death.
“I was close to him and used to stay with him and his family at the police barracks in Masjid Tanah,” she said.
Kpl Zal-Azri, she added, was a helpful person.
“He was involved in numerous charity works.”
Kpl Zal-Azri will be buried at his hometown in Tingkat Sungai, Gelugor, Penang.
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