KUALA BERANG (Bernama): A teenage girl was found dead with her left arm severed and slash wounds on her body in Lubuk Batu, Terlemong here.
The body of the victim, Siti Nur Surya Ismail, 19, was found in the house living room by her 15-year-old sister when she returned from school at about 2.30pm on Sunday (Nov 1).
State Criminal Investigation Department chief Asst Comm Mohd Marzukhi Mohd Mokhtar said the police were alerted to the incident at about 3pm and a team rushed to the scene.
"Based on initial investigations, the incident may have occurred at about 9am and it is believed that the victim was robbed as hundreds of ringgit, two handbags and two mobile phones of hers were missing.
"Looking at the injuries on the victim's body, it is believed that the victim was slashed with a sharp weapon. However, police did not find any weapon," he told reporters at the scene.
Mohd Marzhuki said the crime may have been committed by an individual known to the victim, but the motive and cause of the incident were still under investigation.
Siti's remains were taken to the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital and the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
Meanwhile, the victim's father, Ismail Muda, 58, said he was not at home at the time of the incident and Siti Nur Surya was taking care of her mother who was bedridden due to brain cancer.
The father of seven said he was told about his fifth child's death by his youngest daughter.
"Usually, Siti Nur Surya would fetch her sister from school, but today, she did not nor did she answer her phone and my youngest child had to walk home.
"Upon reaching home she called me to inform that her sister was lying in the living room, covered in blood," he said.
The victim's mother, aged 55, was not injured. – Bernama
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