Police: Viral video of woman being beheaded nothing to do with Sarawak murderMarch 16, 2018 @ 2:43PM
By Ekhwan Haque Fazlul Haque
Kuching: Police have denied that the video disseminated on Facebook (FB ) of a woman being decapitated several days ago is linked to a recent case in Sri Aman.
Sarawak Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Dev Kumar said the police were aware of the video transmission before they began their investigations.
According to him, the video that was transmitted showed a woman being stabbed before she was beheaded by a masked man.
"Further investigations conducted by the police found that the video recording was an incident that occurred in a country in South America.
"The video has nothing to do with the discovery of a woman's head on the banks of Batang Lupar River in Skait, Sri Aman," he said in a statement today.
Dev said the police asked a FB owner who used the name Kenedy Morie to come to the police station to assist in the investigation of the video transmission.
He said the police have begun investigations under Section 500 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Commission Act 1998.
" The police would like to remind the public to be more cautious and not share videos or pictures which they are unsure are authentic as they can upset or annoy people," he said.
In the March 3 incident, a group of villagers were surprised by the discovery of a severed head of a woman on the banks of Batang Lupar River.
Further investigation from the findings confirmed the woman was 31 years old after her father identified her remains at the Sri Aman Hospital.
Subsequent to the identification, police detained the woman's 42-year-old husband after he provided questionable answers to the police during the investigation.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.