INDONESIAN COUPLE HELD FOR MURDER OF EMPLOYER

NUR FATIN MOHMAD KADENEN

JOHOR BAHRU, March 22 (Bernama) -- An Indonesian couple wanted for their suspected involvement in the murder of their employer near here on Wednesday were arrested by police at a restaurant in Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, yesterday.

Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the two suspects, both aged 21, were arrested along with a 24-year-old Indonesian man at about 4.30 am.

However, he said police were still investigating the relationship between the two suspects and the man.

Ayob Khan said the arrest of the two main suspects in the murder of the 73-year-old woman was made possible with the cooperation of the media.

“Initial questioning found the suspects admitted to being involved in the incident. The motive for the killing was because the suspects were unhappy with the victim, who was their employer,” he said in a statement here today.

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Ayob Khan said a white Toyota Alphard belonging to the victim, which was used by the two suspects to flee the scene, was found by police at Taman Nusa Bestari near Skudai.

He said all three suspects were under remand for a week beginning today.

On Wednesday, the victim was found dead with head injuries in the living room of her home in Kulai.

The victim's death was discovered by neighbours and her 40-year-son after she failed to be contacted.

The suspects are also believed to have stolen some of the victim’s jewellery.

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