Crime & Courts

Chandra Muzaffar grateful daughter, grandchildren acquitted of murder charge

KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Chandra Muzaffar is grateful that his daughter, Samirah Muzaffar and his two grandchildren were acquitted of murdering Cradle Fund Chief Executive Officer, Nazrin Hassan.

The 75-year-old said the court's decision clearly showed that his daughter and grandson were not involved in killing his ex-son-in -law.

"Alhamdulillah, this is the news that we have been waiting for the past four years. It is wonderful," he said.

"This is proof of victory and truth because we know that this is the truth and we have no doubt about what actually happened because we know Nazrin well.

"We know that his relationship with my daughter (Samirah) and the other children was friendly, close and intimate. We were all shocked by the allegations that were made a few weeks after the deceased was buried.

"We all know this incident happened in June 2018, but allegations of murder arose around October (2018). This story suddenly came up, though there is no direct evidence as proven in court," he told BH, today .

Chandra said the accusation against his daughter and grandchildren caused great misery to their family and close friends and for the past four years they had to bear the burden and were quietly suffering.

He said for four years, Samirah did not work, while his two grandchildren were burdened with the accusation of murder after being charged at a young age.

"Alhamdulillah, after four years, today's court decision proves that they are not involved in the allegations.

Samirah may work again, as well as my grandchildren. One is now in pre-university level and the other is in school.

"Now they can fully concentrate on their lessons because they are good students without having to be burdened anymore with such heavy accusations.

"I hope after this, Samirah and her two grandchildren can live a better life, be at peace and be able to contribute to the community. God willing," he said.

Earlier, today the Shah Alam High Court today ordered Samirah, 47, and two teenagers, to be acquitted of killing the late Nazrin, four years ago.

Judge Datuk Ab Karim Ab Rahman made the decision after finding that the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case against the trio.

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