PETALING JAYA: The Magistrate’s Court has granted an application by the police to exhume the body of Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan after his death was reclassified as murder.
It is understood that a second post-mortem examination will be conducted on Nazrin’s body.
The application to exhume his body was filed by the police officer investigating the case at Magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham’s chambers.
According to sources, the exhumation process will take place on Wednesday.
Earlier, several of Nazrin’s family members arrived at the Petaling Jaya Court Complex at about 9.40am. They were seen exiting the building 40 minutes later.
On Sept 4, Nazrin’s widow Samirah Muzaffar and her ex-husband were remanded for seven days. Also remanded were Nazrin’s stepsons, aged 14 and 16 on Sept 9.
On Sept 24, Nazrin’s sister-in-law and her husband were remanded for four days to facilitate the murder investigation.
Nazrin died on June 14 in what was earlier reported as having been due to smoke inhalation from a fire caused by an exploding mobile phone in his bedroom at a double-storey semi-detached house in Mutiara Damansara, here.
However, later on it was said that traces of petrol were found on Nazrin's head, bedframe and his cellphone.
Police have since reclassified the case as murder.