Police to summon more people over Nilai murder of elderly couple


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

NILAI (Bernama): The police will be calling in several more individuals to assist investigations into the death of an elderly couple killed in Taman Desa Melati last Wednesday.

Nilai district police chief Supt Mohd Nor Marzukee Besar, said police were currently taking statements from the four suspects who were arrested on Friday (July 26) in connection with the case.

"More statements will be recorded from other individuals, but I cannot reveal much as we do not want to disrupt the probe.

"Four suspects have been detained and the police are still collecting evidence on the case. We have not determined the motive behind the incident, " he told reporters after the FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) Charity Cycling event was flagged off by the Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail at Bandar Enstek here on Saturday (July 27).

Also present was FGV Group chief executive officer Datuk Haris Fadzilah Hassan.

Supt Mohd Nor Marzukee added that the post-mortem results showed that there were no traces of burns on the victims' bodies, adding that this led the police to suspect that the house was intentionally burned down.

Last Thursday, Negri Sembilan police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop said an elderly couple was found dead in a house fire at about 10.45pm in Taman Desa Melati here.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victims had been living there for 10 years and that stab wounds were found on the couple identified as 73-year-old Tan Kim Joo and 67-year-old Ng Chong Hwa.

On Friday (July 26), four individuals aged between 30 and 45 were detained to assist the investigation into the case. - Bernama

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