Nigerian man remanded seven days in nurse murder case


SEPANG: A 36-year-old Nigerian man has been remanded for seven days in connection with the murder of Serdang Hospital's nursing sister Siti Kharina Mohd Kamarudin.

The suspect, who was brought to the Sepang magistrate's court at about 11am on Friday (May 17), will be remanded until Thursday (May 23).

It is learnt that the man, believed to be the main suspect behind the murder of Siti Kharina, was the last man seen on CCTV footage, leaving the condominium unit in Cyberjaya where her body was found.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Noor AzamJamaludin said police also arrested two other foreigners – a Nigerian woman, 35 and a Pakistani man, 38 – to assist in investigations.

The duo have been in remand since Thursday (May 16).

Siti Kharina, 40, was reported missing on May 10 when she did not return home after leaving for work in Serdang Hospital on May 9. She was a mother to three daughters – a 14-year-old and a pair of 10-year-old twins.

Comm Noor Azam said Siti Kharina's body was discovered in the condominium on Wednesday (May 15).

"We discovered slash wounds on the chest, neck and head of the victim.

"The body was discovered partially clothed after the unit's landlord saw blood flowing from inside the apartment," he said at a press conference on Thursday (May 16).

The victim lived with her family in Negri Sembilan but the condominium unit in Cyberjaya was also rented by her, he added.

"The forensic unit collected evidence from the apartment, which included a knife, blood sample and clothing.

"We believe the victim had been dead for between four and five days," he said.

Siti Kharina was buried at the Kampung Tengah, Seri Menanti Muslim Cemetery on Thursday night.

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