Crime & Courts

Ipoh double murder suspect nabbed at hill station

IPOH: Police arrested the younger brother suspected of being involved in the double murder of a couple in Taman Bercham Aman here yesterday morning.

Perak police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said preliminary investigations led them to arrest the 61-year-old suspect in Genting Highlands, Pahang about 7.45pm yesterday.

"Police also found an axe believed to have been used as a weapon in causing the death of the victims.

"Following the arrest of this suspect and the confiscation of case items, the murder has been successfully resolved within 11 hours after the police report was received," he said in a statement here this morning.

Mior Faridalathrash said the Perak police thanked their Pahang counterparts , World Genting resort management and media partners as well as the public for their cooperation and assistance in arresting the suspect within a short frame of time.

He added that checks conducted by the police found the suspect had a previous record of offences punishable under section 325 of the Penal Code, which is to cause grievous injury.

"The suspect's urine test found no traces of drugs. The suspect will be brought to the Ipoh Magistrate today for a remand application under Section 117, the Criminal Procedure Code, to assist in further investigations.

It was reported that Ng Chun Hon, 64, and his wife Ooi Tin Lu, 59, were found dead in their home in Taman Bercham Aman, here, yesterday morning.

Police had immediately launched a manhunt for Chun Hon's younger brother, Ng Chun Ming, 61.

Ipoh district police chief Assistant Commissioner Yahaya Hassan said police were alerted to the incident when Chun Hon's older brother came to the Bercham police station at 8.50am to inform that his brother- and sister-in-law were found unresponsive and covered in blood.

Both victims were found close to each other in the living room, with the male victim lying face down on the floor and the woman leaning against a wall. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Initial investigations revealed that the couple were hit on their heads by a sharp weapon and a blunt object. They sustained severe head wounds.

Chun Hon worked as a mechanic while Tin Lu was a housewife.

The Proton Saga belonging to Tin Lu had also gone missing.

Chun Hon's 90-year-old mother, who was ill and wheelchair-bound, and living with him and his wife, was at home during the incident.

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