SUBANG JAYA: The brutal murder of bank clerk P. Yoga Ambigavathy, who was burnt to death outside her home last week, has been solved with the arrest of three suspects.
One of the suspects turned himself in at the Ampang police station on Monday and within hours of his surrender, police raided two houses in Taman Sri Manja, Petaling Jaya, where they nabbed two other suspects.
Police also seized a lighter, a backpack and an aerosol spray, items believed to have been used in the attack on the 27-year-old.
The suspects, between the ages of 20 and 33, were said to be close friends.
"We believe we have solved this case," said Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Mohd Adnan Abdullah.
Police believe the motive for the murder was jealousy. The suspects have been remanded until July 9.
Yoga was confronted by three men wearing full-faced helmets when she returned to her unit at Mesra Prima Apartment, Kampung Ampang Campuran, at 10.15pm last Thursday.
They allegedly threw curry powder on her face before setting her on fire. She died at the scene.