KAJANG: A 32-year-old businessman was charged at the magistrate's court here today with the murder of his wife in Kajang, last month.
Mohamed Imran Mohamed Yunos was charged with the murder of his wife, Azween Noor Alias, in an apartment unit at Jalan Sutera Pines here between 8.30pm and 10.30pm on July 22.
He was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, which carries the death sentence.
No plea was recorded when the charges were read to him before Magistrate Syahrul Sazly Md Sain, who then fixed September 13 for mention.
Deputy public prosecutor Nurul Husna Amran prosecuted while the accused was represented by lawyer P.Gunalan.
It was reported earlier that Mohamed Imran was arrested in Senai, Johor on July 31 after he was suspected of beating his wife to death.
Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the man had been on the run until police managed to track him down, adding that police also seized several tools believed to be linked to the case.
He added that the man was then remanded for a week from August 1 to facilitate investigations.
In the incident, a woman suspected of being a victim of physical abuse was reported to have succumbed to her injuries while being treated at a private hospital in Kajang.
Police received a report on her death from a nurse after attending hospital staff found her lifeless with bruises and injuries on her body.