Elderly couple found murdered


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 07 Jan 2003

SEREMBAN: An elderly couple, believed to have been murdered, were found several metres apart in their dilapidated house in Kampung Segar Ulu, Jalan Kuala Sawah, near here on Sunday. 

The semi-decomposed body of Karim Omar, 85, was found slumped on a wheel chair inside the house while the remains of his wife, Rojah Sidek, 75, was found in a pool of blood near a well. 

A post-mortem showed that both had fractured skulls, believed to have been caused by a blunt object. 

Rojah was clad only in a sarong and was believed to have been attacked by armed assailants while taking a bath. 

The body of Karim, who suffered a broken leg in an accident six months ago, was discovered when one of his relatives visited him at about 10pm. 

The door to their house was ajar but the premises had no signs of being ransacked. 

However, their wallets and other personal belongings were missing. 

Initial investigations showed the couple could have died a week ago as their bodies had maggots and emitted a strong stench. 

OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Khalid Abu Hassan, when contacted, confirmed the incident, adding that police had classified the case as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code. 

He said the couple had been living in the village for many years and had married each other after their respective spouses died several years ago. 

“We are trying to locate the couple’s children,” he said, adding that, so far, no arrests had been made. 

It is learnt the couple usually kept to themselves and their closest neighbours stayed about one kilometre away. 

Those with information on the case can contact DSP Ooi Guan Siew of district police headquarters at 06-763 5522 or the nearest police station.  

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