Crime & Courts

Remand against Sungai Besar murder suspect to be extended

SUNGAI BESAR: The remand order against a man who was arrested in connection with the brutal murder of a 21-year-old pregnant waitress, has been extended for another five days starting today.

Police obtained the extension of the remand when the suspect, 20, was produced before magistrate Siti Hajar Ali at the magistrate's court in Kuala Selangor this morning.

Sabak Bernam district police chief Superintendent Agus Salim Mohd Alias said the extension of the remand order is to enable police to carry out further investigation into the case.

"The remand against the suspect, which ends today, has been extended for another five days until June 3," he said when contacted.

It was previously reported that an argument over hiding an out-of-wedlock pregnancy between a young couple turned deadly when the victim was stabbed before she was set on fire on Tuesday.

The case came to light when members of the public found the charred remains of the victim at an palm oil plantation here.

Police previously confirmed that the suspect and the victim were lovers, who were in a relationship for about a year.

Police also said the suspect admitted to knocking the victim until she fell unconscious before he stabbed her in the abdomen using a knife to remove the fetus. The suspect later proceeded to burn the victim by dousing her with petrol.

The victim, who was four months pregnant, died from stab wounds on her chest.

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