Couple held over death of woman, 74

KANGAR: A woman and her husband are under a seven-day remand to help in the investigation into the death of her mother.

The suspects, both aged 34, were brought to the Kangar Magistrate’s Court at about 10.25am yesterday. The remand order was issued by Magistrate Siti Nor Hasliza Md Ali.

Arau OCPD Supt Ahmad Mohsin Md Rodi, who confirmed the remand order, said the case was being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

It was reported last Thursday that a 74-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her daughter at their home in nearby Tambung Tulang at 4.30am.

The victim suffered bruises to both eyes, forehead, the top of the head, tongue and broken ribs.

Supt Ahmad Mohsin said police received a call from Hospital Tuanku Fauziah (HTF) in Kangar at 5.30am about the woman’s death, Bernama reported.

He said after an examination showed bruises on parts of the woman’s body, it was sent to Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah in Alor Setar for further examination.

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