Motive for murder of mum and baby still shrouded in mystery

KLUANG: The motive behind the shocking murder of a 26-year-old pastry chef and her baby boy at their home in Kampung Bakar Batu remains a mystery.

"We will find out the suspect’s real motive. He has been placed under remand for seven days," Johor police chief Comm Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat (pic) told reporters on Tuesday (July 5).

He was speaking after witnessing the handing over of duties by Kluang OCPD Asst Comm Low Hang Seng at district police headquarters here.

The 25-year-old suspect is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

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He was arrested on Monday (July 4), hours after he was seen riding a motorcycle naked along several busy roads in Johor Baru.

His arrest came after Hajar Nursyahirin Rosman and two-month-old Hans Mohd Thakif were found lying in a pool of blood near the front door of their home in Kampung Bakar Batu, Permas Jaya.

It was also reported that the suspect, believed to be the woman’s husband, would be sent to Hospital Permai for a mental evaluation.

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Separately, Comm Kamarul Zaman said efforts would continue to safeguard the state’s borders after Ops Benteng ended last month.

"The operation may have ended, but we will still take action against those found breaking the law, especially now with issues such as the smuggling of cooking oil and diesel.

"Such activities by syndicates cause the country to lose resources," he added.

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