Teenagers to be remanded over Cradle CEO's murder

The teenagers being brought into the courtroom for the remand hearing on Sunday, Sept 9, 2018. - FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Two teenagers will be remanded at the magistrate's court here Sunday (Sept 9) over the murder of Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan.

Update: Seven-day remand for two teenagers in Cradle Fund CEO murder case 

The Malay Mail reported that the two teenagers were arrested at 7pm on Saturday (Sept 8).

When met at the courthouse here Sunday, the lawyer for the duo confirmed that he was their lawyer and was representing them at their remand hearing, but did not disclose any more details.

The two teenagers were clad in purple prison attire when they arrived at the Petaling Jaya court house at 11.30am.

A family member was seen shielding their faces when they arrived.

However, the media was asked to leave the courtroom before proceedings started.

A file picture of the late Nazrin Hassan.

Bernama reported that Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat confirmed the arrest of the two teenagers, aged 14 and 16.

Nazrin's wife Samirah Muzaffar and her ex-husband, both 43 were arrested by police on Sept 4 and were remanded for seven days .

Other news portals also reported that her two sons had been arrested but Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor said on Friday (Sept 7), that the teenagers were merely brought in for questioning.

Nazrin, who died in a fire at his home on June 14, was found with 30% burn marks on the upper floor of his double-storey house.

Early last month, police reclassified the case as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code following a forensic investigation by the Fire and Rescue Department.

Nazrin had been with Cradle Fund for 15 years and his death sparked vast public interest.

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