Negri cops nab suspect in assault on nurse


KUALA PILAH: A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the alleged assault of a nurse who was found unconscious by the roadside last week.

Kuala Pilah police chief Supt Amran Mohd Gani said a four-day remand order had been obtained on the suspect.

"The suspect was detained when he came to the district police station at around 4pm on Sunday (April 21).

"We are still probing the motive and the suspect's relationship with the victim," he said here on Monday (April 22).

Supt Amran said the case is being probed under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt by a dangerous weapon or means.

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The offence carries a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine or whipping, or both, upon conviction.

The nurse was found unconscious near her car with the engine still running near a T-junction in Dangi, Johol.

The victim, in her 30s and dressed in her white uniform, was discovered by the public at around 10pm on Friday (April 19).

She was returning home to Durian Tunggal after her shift at Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Najihah Hospital.

According to police, the victim told them she had not been robbed but was struck on the head.

She sustained injuries on her head and right shoulder, they added.

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