PETALING JAYA: The police have extended the remand of the 40-year-old man who was arrested over a fatal road rage incident that took place at the PLUS Highway near Bandar Baru Bangi.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said the man has been further remanded until Thursday (Aug 22) while his 36-year-old wife was released.
"The suspect's remand was extended to enable us to investigate the matter further.
"His wife's remand was not extended and she was subsequently released, " he said when contacted.
The married couple's initial remand expires on Saturday (Aug 17) but the police obtained an extension for the man.
It was reported that the married couple was involved in the road rage incident which has since been classified as a murder case.
The investigation by the police thus far has revealed that a 29-year-old man initially knocked into a car driven by the 40-year-old just after the Sungai Besi toll plaza.
"Following the incident, the two drivers were involved in a car chase. A scuffle ensued between them at the Bandar Baru Bangi interchange. Witnesses at the scene broke up the fight and the two drivers returned to their vehicles, " he said.
He added in a statement that the 29-year-old man then got out of his vehicle with a baseball bat and smashed the other car's bonnet and the older driver then lurched his vehicle forward and hit the victim.
"The man was pinned between the car and the road divider. He was subsequently rushed to the Nilai Medical Centre but died while receiving treatment, " he said, adding that they also arrested the suspect's 36-year-old wife.
Both were then remanded for seven days.
SAC Fadzil had also refuted claims the case was connected to any racial element.
"Our investigations revealed the motive for the case was based on the accident. The viral messages claiming it was a racial issue are fake, " he said.
Those with any information on the incident, including any videographic evidence, are urged to contact investigating officer Asst Supt Siti Sarah Aisyah Saad at 016-406 4202 or the nearest police station.