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Published: Friday December 6, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday December 6, 2013 MYT 7:00:51 AM

Police looking for new leads into death of three sisters

GEORGE TOWN: Police are reconstructing the events leading to the deaths of three sisters in Alor Setar to look for new leads into the case, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said.

He urged those who have met or seen the siblings on the day of the incident to come forward to assist in the investigations and for the public to be patient.

“Give us some time to investigate the matter,” Khalid said at the Penang police Deepavali open house at the Marine Operations Force Region 1 base in Batu Uban here yesterday.

It was earlier reported that Norsyafika Nadia Rusdi, 14, was found dead lying face down inside a padi field in Kampung Alor Senibong in Alor Setar at about 3.45pm on Nov 30 while the bodies of her two sisters, Nur Izzati Husna, 12, and Puteri Nurul Akma, three, were found floating in a Muda Agriculture Development Authority canal in Kampung Padang Petani, about 3.5km away, at about 4.50pm the following day.

The three girls had been reported missing by their mother, Siti Aishah Ariffin, 40, after they left the house at 7.30pm on Nov 29 and failed to return home at midnight.

In Alor Setar, Kota Setar OCPD Asst Comm Adzaman Mohd Jan said the 16-year-old student who was remanded to facilitate investigation into the case has been released from police custody.

The boy, who has been on remand since Monday, was released yesterday.

The boy, who is from Arau in Perlis, was reportedly detained for questioning after his telephone number was found on Norsyafika’s mobile phone.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, norsyafika

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