Cyberjaya hit-and-run investigation reclassified as murder

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  • Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018

SEPANG: The 23-year-old Libyan man who is the main suspect in the hit-and-run incident in Cyberjaya has been remanded for a further five days, while the case has been reclassified as a murder investigation.

It is learnt that the suspect was further remanded, as police have opened investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

The suspect's friends - two men from Libya and Yemen - have also been remanded for the same period.

Sepang OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Aziz Ali confirmed that the suspects have been remanded further to assist with investigation.

"We are investigating the case thoroughly," he said when contacted.

The three men were arrested at about midnight on Thursday (Oct 18) at Pusat Bandar Putra Permai in Seri Kembangan and at Verdi Residence in Cyberjaya along with a Sabahan woman in connection with the hit-and-run incident that killed Wan Amirah Wan Alias.

All four are students at an international university in Cyberjaya.

The case was initially classified under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving.

They were first remanded until Monday. The three men had their remand extended for a day while the woman was released.

On Wednesday (Oct 17), Wan Amirah was hit by a car and dragged along the street at Shaftsbury Square, as she was crossing the road at 7.35pm.

Wan Amirah had just turned 31 on Oct 4, two weeks before her death.

Wan Amirah, an assistant manager with Unifi, passed away at Hospital Putrajaya at 5am on Thursday (Oct 18).

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