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Monday October 28, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday October 28, 2013 MYT 7:10:07 AM
by kathleen ann kili
JOHOR BARU: As he left home to report for duty, Kons Jucille Juin (pic) told his five-month pregnant wife: “Take care of our baby.”
Hours later she heard her husband was thrown off his police patrol motorcyle that crashed into a lamppost while chasing a suspect.
Kons Jucille, 23, died while being rushed to the hospital after the 2.15am incident at Jalan Loo Hong Joo in Kampung Baru Majidee here yesterday.
Holding back tears when reporters met her at the Sultan Ismail Hospital, Line Marlina Stephen, 22, said that her husband had told her to take care of their baby as usual before he left for work the evening the accident occurred.
“I felt worried and uneasy when he left for work that evening, as he had complained of body aches.
“He had never complained of such pains before but he still decided to report for duty,” she said, in between sobs.
The young Sabahan couple got married last December and were expecting the arrival of the first child in March.
Kons Jucille and a colleague were doing their routine patrol when they spotted a suspicious-looking motorcyclist behind them.
They made a U-turn and flagged the motorcyclist down but the suspect sped off and the two policemen gave chase on their machines.
As he neared the suspect, Kons Jucille’s motorcycle brushed the side of the suspect’s bike, causing the policeman to lose control and ram into a lamppost before he was flung into a nearby drain.
The constable suffered severe injuries.
Johor Baru (South) deputy OCPD I Supt Abdul Wahib Musa said Kons Jucille’s partner, who was riding behind him, swerved away from the crash and detained the 21-year-old suspect, who also fell from his bike.
“The suspect admitted he noticed the policemen signalling him to stop but was too afraid to do so,” Supt Abdul Wahib said during a press conference, adding that the suspect broke his left leg in the accident and was receiving treatment.
Supt Abdul Wahid said that the suspect did not have any previous criminal records and the case had been classified under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act for reckless driving.
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