Two months after the death of Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan, police are reported to have reclassified his death as murder in light of new lab results suggesting that it may have resulted from foul play
According to a report by Malay Mail, lab results that were released last week showed that there were traces of petrol on his head, bedframe, mattress, and handphone
In a statement reported by New Straits Times, Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmad said, "The case of the death of the Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd CEO on June 14 has been reclassified as murder, based on the Fire and Rescue Department’s report on investigations into the incident as well as the post-mortem examination done on the victim."
In a statement released by Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd shortly after his death, it was purported that Nazrin had died of injuries from an exploding phone
Cradle's statement, published on Facebook on 15 June, said, "The post mortem report concluded the cause of death as being complication of blast injuries attributable to an exploding hand phone that was being charged next to him."
In a separate report, a message quoting Nazrin's brother-in-law claimed that the phone had overheated and exploded as it was charging, causing blunt trauma to the back of Nazrin's head that led to his death. The message also said that the explosion also caused to mattress to catch fire, but Nazrin is believed to have died by then.
However, the Fire and Rescue Department was reported to have refuted the claims, saying that they did not conclude nor suggest that Nazrin was killed by an exploding phone.
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