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Murder Suspected After Woman's Body Found Charred Inside A KL Secondary School

The charred body of the 25-year-old victim, who worked as a bookstore supervisor at the school in Bandar Tun Razak, was discovered following a fire in a workshop inside the school on Saturday, 12 March.

Cover image via Azhar Ramli/New Straits Times

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Police suspect murder in a case where a woman's body was found charred in a workshop inside a secondary school in Bandar Tun Razak

The charred body of the 25-year-old victim, who worked as a bookstore supervisor at the school, was discovered following a fire at the workshop at 6.18pm yesterday, 12 March, reported Sinar Harian.

According to Cheras district police chief ACP Muhammad Idzam Jaafar, they received an emergency call about the fire at the school and when a team from Salak Selatan police station was dispatched there, they found the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) had already put out the fire.

The woman was found charred in the school's Living Skills Workshop, reported Bernama.

The body has been sent for post-mortem

Muhammad Idzam said that the body was handed over to Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM (HCTM) and that the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

File photo of Cheras police chief ACP Muhammad Idzam Jaafar.

Image via Azhar Ramli/New Straits Times

A suspect in his 30s has since been arrested

He was arrested at the location of the fire.

"The suspect was remanded for seven days to assist in the investigation according to Section 302 of the Penal Code," he said, adding that the case is still being investigated to uncover what actually occurred.

He also urged the public not to speculate on the incident and let the police do their job.


Meanwhile, on Friday evening, security guards on a cash collection round at a bank in Puchong Prima were ambushed by a lone robber:

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