Suspect who drove body to police station remanded for seven days


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 06 Feb 2018

PETALING JAYA: The man who allegedly murdered D. Tharani and drove her body to the police station before surrendering has been remanded for a week.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zani Che Din said the 37-year-old suspect was brought to the Petaling Jaya magistrate’s court on Tuesday morning (Feb 6). 

“We managed to obtain a remand for seven days. We will investigate the case thoroughly,” he said when contacted.

On the motive behind the murder, ACP Mohd Zani said it might have been due to a rejected marriage proposal.

“The victim refused to marry the suspect and wanted to marry someone else,” he said.

He added that police were still waiting on the post-mortem report to know the cause of death.

It was reported that the suspect allegedly killed his 37-year-old lover in her car and then drove to the Damansara police station to surrender – with the body still in the front seat.

The man, said to be a co-worker, confessed his crime to the stunned policemen.

Police went out to check the car, which was parked at the main entrance, and found the bloodied body in the front passenger seat.

They also found a sharp object in the car, which was believed to be the murder weapon.

Initial investigations revealed that the suspect and victim were parked at a shopping mall in Kota Damansara when he allegedly stabbed her to death.

The woman worked as a clerk in a condominium in the area, and was said to have been in a relationship with the suspect for about two years.

However, relatives who turned up at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre’s Pathology Department claimed Tharani had no boyfriend and that they had not heard of the man.

 
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