ALOR SETAR: The remand order on nine suspects in the death of the teenage girl whose body was found abandoned at a rubber plantation in Pokok Sena here has been extended for another seven days.
Alor Setar Magistrate Court registrar Rashidah Azmi allowed the application by police to hold the suspects till May 25.
They were earlier remanded for a week until May 18.
The body of the 17-year-old victim from Ayer Hitam, Jitra, was discovered at a rubber plantation at Pokok Pauh, Pokok Sena at about 7.45pm on May 11.
On May 13, Kota Setar OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Shukri Mat Akhir said police had arrested the suspects - six males and three females, aged between 13 and 33, - after the girl who had attended a private party with them was found dead.
They were detained in two raids on May 12 at 5pm and at 11.15pm at several locations in the district.
He said the group admitted to being with the deceased at the private party from the evening of May 9 until the early morning of the following day.
One of them had tested positive for ketamine use while the rest tested negative for drug use.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
ACP Ahmad Shukri said a post-mortem conducted on May 14 found no foul play.
However, the cause of death is still pending the toxicology report.
All the suspects, clad in orange lockup attire, arrived at the Alor Setar Court in two separate police trucks at about 10.25am and 11.30am.
Lawyer Lim Wei Yong represented four suspects aged between 16 and 27. Five others were not represented.