21 y/o M’sian Woman Killed, Disemboweled And Set Ablaze By Partner Over Unplanned Pregnancy
Earlier this week, disturbing reports disclosed a horrifying crime scene at a Kuala Lumpur palm oil plantation, whereby officials were informed of the presence of a charred female body. The authorities stated at the time that they believed the body had been set ablaze purposefully so as to conceal evidence.
The corpse was found on Tuesday morning (May 23) close to Kampung Sungai Lembing in Selangor. As thick smoke emerged from the area, residents grew aware of the awful tragedy. The body was identified the following evening.
NST reports that the deceased, a 21-year-old waitress, had been murdered following a dispute with her partner over his attempts to conceal her unplanned pregnancy, which regretfully turned fatal. The suspect, a 20-year-old individual who had recently completed his studies at a regional higher education institution, has been taken into custody by the police.
Superintendent Agus Salim Mohd Alias, the chief of police for the Sabak Bernam district, revealed that the suspect and the victim had been dating for approximately one year. According to investigations, the victim was four months pregnant when the incident transpired. During questioning, the suspect admitted that the night before the murder, he had taken the victim out in a family vehicle.
Police confirmed that in a brutal act of violence, the suspect assaulted the victim until she lost consciousness, before fatally stabbing her in the abdomen in attempt to remove the foetus. Subsequently, he doused the victim with petrol and set her body on fire. Agus Salim further revealed that the suspect returned to the murder scene the following night in a desperate attempt to eradicate any remaining evidence.
The suspect’s urine test indicated no sign of drug consumption, and a background inquiry revealed no history of criminal activity. Police are of the opinion that the suspect committed the horrific act by himself. Authorities are currently conducting their investigation with the aim of wrapping it promptly so they may turn the matter over to the Deputy Public Prosecutor’s office to pursue further legal action.
The suspect is currently under a six-day remand order which will end on May 29, whereas the victim’s remains have been transferred to Sungai Buloh Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code, pertaining to murder.