33-Year-Old Man Caught Trying To Dump The Body Of His Lover's 13-Year-Old Daughter
He was spotted by a police patrol team on rounds.
Around 5.55pm, Tuesday, 9 December, a 13-year-old girl was found murdered after police stumbled upon a man trying to dispose of the victim's body in a forested area along Jalan Perlis in Kuala Baram
According to Sarawak CID Chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Dev Kumar, the suspect was spotted acting suspiciously outside his car by a police patrol team on rounds.
The boot of his Proton Iswara was left open. After seeing the police patrol car, the man immediately shut the boot of his car and sped off.
A 5km-long chase ensued before the suspect's car was cornered at a junction in Miri Port by the patrol team, where they instructed the man to open the car boot.
"Policemen ordered the suspect to get out of the car and found the dead girl in the boot," Dev Kumar said, adding that the suspect was arrested forthwith.
The victim, a Form One schoolgirl, was the daughter of the man's girlfriend. There were signs of strangulation around her neck.
Police believe that she was strangled during an argument with the suspect.
The 33-year-old suspect, who is the boyfriend of the victim’s mother, strangled her at about 11am Tuesday at a rented house in Permyjaya, Miri, where the suspect had been staying with the mother and her two daughters.
"At the time of the murder, the mother had gone to work and the sister was at school. The victim was alone with the suspect," Dev Kumar said in a statement.
The suspect, who is from KL, works at a furniture shop Miri
It was reported that during the argument with the little girl, the man became aggressive and choked the victim to death.
"In an attempt to hide the murderous act, the man wanted to dump the body of the victim in the bushes, but his attempt was foiled by the patrol team," Dev said.