Police investigating vandalism to headstones at Melaka cemetery


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 22 Jun 2019

MELAKA (Bernama): The police are investigating acts of vandalism where several headstones were damaged at the As-Syakirin Islamic Cemetery in Bacang here.

State CID chief Asst Comm Mohd Nor Yhazid Idris urged all quarters to stay calm and allow the police to investigate.

"We are in the process of identifying the individuals involved and have taken statements from two people who were allegedly at the scene to help with the investigation,'' he said when contacted by Bernama on Saturday (June 22).

ACP Mohd Nor Yhazid said that the police were scrutinising several police reports and would open an investigation paper soon.

The case is being investigated under Section 297 of the Penal Code for trespassing on burial places.

It was reported on Friday (June 21) that Bacang residents discovered that about 30 headstones at the cemetery were vandalised at 8pm. – Bernama

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