Crime & Courts

Perak cops arrest foreign woman over husband's murder

IPOH: A foreign woman has been arrested over the murder of her husband whose body was found in an unfinished home in Tanjung Rambutan.

Ipoh district police chief, Assistant Commissioner Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad said they were alerted to the discovery of a man's body at 10am yesterday.

The foreign man, 25, was found lying in a room in the unfinished home. Initially, the case was classified as sudden death as nothing suspicious was found at the scene or on the man's body.

"However, the post-mortem concluded that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

"The man's body was also bruised and there were strangulation marks on his neck."

The case was reclassified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

Abang Zainal said the man's wife, 37, was arrested on the same day to assist in investigations.

"Investigations are ongoing and statements from witnesses will be recorded."

Those with information on the case are urged to contact the investigating officer, Assistant Superintendent Chua Sze Yuan at 012-619 5312 or go to the nearest police station.

"The public is advised to be patient and avoid doing anything that is against the law."

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