Friday, August 5, 2011

Murder of Vet Dept deputy director solved, four arrested

IPOH: The murder of Perak Veterinary Services Department deputy director Dr Rohani Kasim has been solved with the arrests of four suspects, including an army personnel and a postman.
Perak deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zakaria Yusof said the last suspect, 22, was picked up at 10.25pm in Slim River on Thursday.
"The first two suspects, aged 26, were picked up in Tambun area at 4am while the third, a 20-year-old male, was arrested in Tanjung Malim at 4.30pm," he told a press conference here Friday.
SAC Zakaria said police recovered a mobile phone and some jewellery during the arrests.
Initial investigations found that the four were housemates, staying in a rented home in Tambun.
"The army personnel, who is not based here, had gone AWOL from his camp prior to the incident," he said, adding that one of the suspects was wanted for a rape case in Slim River.
Dr Rohani, 38, who was transferred to Ipoh just a month ago, was found murdered at her rented unit at Permai Lake View apartment on Thursday at about 3.30am.
Initial investigations also showed that she had been strangled and that the suspects had broken into the apartment.
SAC Zakaria said the case would be investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
He said one of the suspects arrested in Tambun would be remanded for four days starting Friday (Aug 5) while the rest would be remanded for seven days. - theStarOnline

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