Man arrested in connection with discovery of 11-year-old girl's body in Kuantan


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 10 Feb 2019

KUANTAN (Bernama): Police arrested a man in his 20s on Sunday (Feb 10) in connection with investigations into the discovery of a girl's body in Kampung Tanjung Medang Hilir in Pekan.

Pekan District Police chief Supt Amran Sidek, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect was believed to be the last individual seen with the victim.

He, however, declined to elaborate on the arrest until a post-mortem report is received from the Forensics Unit at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) here.

"So far, I can only confirm the suspect has been remanded for 14 days under the Immigration Act," he said.

Amran said that identity of the victim, said to be Siti Masitoh Ibrahim who was reported missing since Jan 30, could not be verified yet.

Media reports state that the body of a girl was found tied up and in a decomposed state by villagers in a bush located about 200m from the main road.

A woman from the Cambodian community in Pekan has reportedly claimed that the deceased is her daughter, based on the clothes found at the scene. – Bernama