Addict held over elderly couple's death

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  • Sunday, 12 Jan 2003

SEREMBAN: A 29-year-old man suspected of bludgeoning an elderly couple to death was arrested after a short chase in Rantau near here on Friday. 

Policemen, who spotted the man on a motorcycle, laid an ambush and apprehended him at noon. 

The suspect, a drug addict from Taman Angsa Mas, Mambau, is believed to have been on his way to get a fix when he was caught. 

State Deputy CID chief Supt Abdul Razak Abdul Ghani said police had yet to locate the murder weapon, believed to be a piece of wood.  

He said they had recovered pieces of jewellery stolen from the couple and pawned by the suspect shortly after the crime.  

“With the arrest, we have solved the murder case. We are in the midst of checking the suspect’s background to ascertain whether he has any previous records,” he said, adding that the man had been remanded to assist in investigations. 

Last Sunday, the partly decomposed body of Karim Omar, 85, and his wife Rojah Sidek, 75, were found several metres apart at their home in Kampung Segar Ulu, Jalan Kuala Sawah. 

Karim was slumped in a wheelchair inside the dilapidated house while Rojah was found in a pool of blood near a well. Both had fractured skulls, believed to have been caused by a blunt object.  

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