IPOH: A 25-year-old housewife, who reported her child missing last month but subsequently led police to the skeletal remains of the four-year-old girl, was arrested on Wednesday.
Police arrested the woman and her 23-year-old husband at their house in Kamunting, Taiping, to assist in investigations.
State CID chief Senior Asst Comm II Zuber Shariff said the couple would be remanded until Jan 22.
“We have yet to find out the motive because the pathologist was not able to ascertain the cause of death,” SAC Zuber told a press conference yesterday.
The woman had lodged a police report on Dec 21 in Kerian, claiming that her daughter had gone missing since June.
Suspecting something amiss, the police interrogated her and she subsequently told police that her “missing” daughter had actually died.
She claimed that her daughter, from a previous marriage, died after accidentally falling from a staircase.
The woman’s other three children from her previous marriage live in Negri Sembilan with her parents. She has a five-month-old child with her present husband.
In a separate incident, a 25-year-old jobless man was found dead at the parking lot of a shopping centre here on Thursday night.
SAC Zuber said Lee Kok Lim of Kampung Baru Temoh, believed to be hit-and-run victim, was found at 7.45pm.
Those with information on the incident can contact the police at 05-242 4222.