KLANG: A woman, believed to be the mastermind behind her husband's murder, was arrested by police on Sept 15 in Taman Aneka Baru, Sungai Udang here, less than 24 hours after the crime was committed.
Selangor police chief Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said the 37-year-old local woman was believed to have plotted to kill her husband out of revenge by conspiring with four other individuals.
Arjunaidi said on Sept 15 at 2.41am the police were alerted of a fight involving a group of men in a house. One of the men was found lying in a pool of blood.
"Acting on the information, a team rushed to the scene and the medical team that arrived at the location confirmed that a 41-year-old local man had died," he said at a press conference at the South Klang district police headquarters here today.
Arjunaidi said the woman told the police that two masked men armed with knives had entered the house through the front door and stabbed her husband to death.
She also claimed that the robbers ransacked the house and took several branded handbags, jewellery and RM40,000 before driving off in a BMW, he added.
He said post-mortem results revealed that the victim was stabbed with a sharp object more than 14 times. Arjunaidi said the investigation team found several items and CCTV footage that could help in the investigation.
Following the incident, at 10pm on the same day, police arrested the victim's wife, he said, adding that four men aged between 20 and 36 were also arrested in several locations in Klang and Senawang, Negri Sembilan.
"All the suspects have been remanded for five days separately until Sept 22 and the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder and Section 395/397 of the Penal Code for gang and armed robbery," he said. – Bernama