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Monday September 30, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday September 30, 2013 MYT 7:03:57 AM
by austin camoens
KUALA LUMPUR: The case of the woman found dead inside a wardrobe took a sudden twist when police arrested her husband and reclassified the case as murder.
The 46-year-old woman was found hanged in her wardrobe at an apartment in Bandar Manjalara here last Thursday.
City deputy CID chief Asst Comm Khairy Ahrasa said the husband was picked up at the apartment at about 9pm on Friday.
“We have remanded the man for seven days to help with investigations. The case has been reclassified as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code,” he said.
Sources revealed that there were bruises all over the woman’s body during the post mortem.
It was reported that the body was found by her husband in his 50s when he returned home at about 11am on Thursday.
It is learnt that the woman had a previous marriage and was living there with her current husband and a son from the previous marriage.
Police who arrived at the scene around noon found that the body had been placed on the bed.
The husband claimed that he had removed the body from the wardrobe and placed it there.
Meanwhile, ACP Khairy said police have extended the remand on “Sei Ngan Chai” (four-eyed guy in Cantonese) to facilitate further investigations into the murder of Arab Malaysian Bank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi.
“We have remanded him till Sept 5 to help identify the mastermind of the murder and locate the gun,” he said.
ACP Khairy said the 44-year-old suspect was taken to the city police headquarters for further interrogation yesterday morning.
Police arrested Sei Ngan Chai in a house at Larut Tin Tambahan in Taiping on Sept 23 after a three-month manhunt.
Najadi, 75, was gunned down in front of the Kuan Yin Temple in Lorong Ceylon shortly after a meeting over a RM40mil land deal.
The temple occupies a portion of the land that was being negotiated for sale.
Najadi was neither a buyer nor seller in the deal but was there to ensure the temple would not be sold or demolished.
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