Cops nab suspect over death of wife and baby in JB

JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested a man for alleged involvement in the murder of his wife and baby at a house in Kampung Bakar Batu here.

Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Raub Selamat said the suspect was detained on Monday (July 4) at around 2.45pm in Permas Jaya.

“We also seized a meat cleaver believed to be used in the murder from the suspect and a motorcycle he used to flee from the crime scene," he said in a statement.

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ACP Raub added that the suspect rode off naked and a video of him went viral.

He said police received a call at 12.42pm on the murder of the 26-year-old local woman and the 44-day-old baby.

“Initial investigation showed the incident took place at the house in Bakar Batu at around 12.30pm," said ACP Raub.

He said the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

Those with information on the case are urged to contact the Johor Baru South district police headquarters at 07-218 2323 or investigating officer Asst Supt R Kathiresh at 013-4472909.

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