IPOH: Police have arrested three more suspects in connection with the murder of engineering graduate Mohd Hosni Fadzli Mohd Amin, whose body was thrown outside a hospital here after he was attacked on Dec 22.
State CID chief SAC II Wan Mohamad Wan Abdullah said that based on information and surveillance, a team of police from the Ipoh Police Serious Crime Division managed to detain the three friends at separate locations in Kuala Lumpur.
One was nabbed while eating at a shop in Cheras on Sunday night while another two were detained at a motel in Damansara early yesterday.
They were brought to a magistrates court here where magistrate Teoh Chin Chong ordered them to be remanded for 10 days until Jan 7.
Asked whether urine tests would be taken from the trio, SAC Wan Mohamad said police would carry out a detailed investigation.
SAC Wan Mohamad also called on the press not to speculate that police had arrested more than 10 people in connection with the case.
He said only four people had been arrested to date, including a suspect in his 20s who was detained on Friday and remanded for a week.
The families of suspects who were detained had been co-operative with the police, he said.
However, police had yet to recover any weapons that might have been used in the attack.
Mohd Hosni, 21, who is believed to have been killed over unpaid debts and drug problems, was hit on his chest with a blunt object.
He was pronounced dead by a doctor who checked him at the the hospital.
Police were confident that three more suspects would be detained soon, SAC Wan Mohamad told a press conference yesterday.
The three have been identified as Azman Ismail @ Man Datuk, 23, from 1, Jalan Watson, Ipoh; Mohd Nizam Ariffin @ Tok Mat Crane, 24, from 277, Hala Jati Meru 21, Kg. Tersusun Jelapang Jaya; and Sharizal Idrus, 24, whose address is unknown.
Asked on the possibility of the suspects having left the country, SAC Wan Mohamad said: I do not want to comment on this but police have taken steps to monitor all exit points in the country, including the border in the north.
He said those with information or knew the whereabouts of the three men may contact Ipoh CID chief Deputy Supt Mazlan Mansor at 05-242 4222 or the state deputy CID chief Abdul Rahman Hasim at 05-245 1222.
He also called on the suspects' parents, relatives and friends to contact the police if they had any information. Members of the public may also send an SMS to the police at 019-549 2595 or 012-496 3432.
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