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Monday March 3, 2014 MYT 7:06:39 AM
TUMPAT: An octogenarian was found dead with strangulation marks on her neck in a suspected robbery-cum-murder at her home in Kampung Kutan Tengah, Wakaf Baharu here.
Tumpat district police chief Supt Zaharudin Rasip when contacted, confirmed the incident.
“Initial investigations showed Wan Meriam Wan Mahmood, 85, died of strangulation. We also found five traces of fingerprints at the scene,” he said, adding that the deceased’s remains had been sent to Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II Kota Baru for a post-mortem.
Meanwhile, the deceased’s grandson Mohd Faizal Abdul Samad, 30, who lived next door and who discovered her body lying on the bed, said his phone rang twice at around 3.30am yesterday.
“I saw that it was grandmother. When she called the first time, I failed to pick up the phone quickly enough and when she called the second time, I answered but there was no sound at the other end.
“I became suspicious because grandmother had never used her phone to call and only used it to receive calls. I rushed to the house, and it was in disarray. I found my grandmother motionless on her bed with a towel stuffed in her mouth,” he told reporters at the scene here yesterday.
According to Mohd Faizal, the backdoor of the house was ajar when he arrived, while his grandmother’s gold jewellery – including necklace and bracelets – and cash were missing. — Bernama
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