PETALING JAYA: Police have detained the wife of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan (pic), who died in a fire at his home on June 14, to assist in the cause of his death.
Also detained with Samirah Muzaffar was her ex-husband, both 43.
A one week remand order was obtained from a Petaling Jaya magistrate’s court to shed more light on the case.
Early last month, police had reclassified the case as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said police arrested a man in Sepang in the wee hours yesterday to assist with investigations.
“About an hour later, we picked up a woman in Taman Tun Dr Ismail,” he said when contacted.
Nazrin was found dead after being trapped in a fire on the upper floor of his house in Mutiara Damansara with burnt marks on 30% of his body.
Following a forensic investigation by the Fire and Rescue Department, it suspected foul play in the victim’s death.
According to earlier reports, Samirah, a senior executive at the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation, criticised the authorities over the handling of the case.
She claimed to have written to the department, requesting for updates but was told that the report could not be given to her because Nazrin’s death was a high profile case.
In a statement on Aug 14, she had requested for information on certain missing stuff and personal items belonging to Nazrin, which have not been seen since the incident.
Samirah also questioned the department’s claims, particularly that it had taken control of the premises, specifically the room where Nazrin’s death occurred, from June 14 to June 19.
She said that after 5pm on June 14, the family was informed that it could access the room, as well as clean it up.
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