Duo held in Sibu murder probe

SIBU: Police have arrested two men in their investigation into the murder of a 24-year-old female shop assistant in Sibu Jaya here.

Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Zulkipli Suhaili, said the first arrest, at 9.30 the same night, involved the victim’s former husband, 27, while the second arrest at 9.30am yesterday involved a 28-year-old burger seller who knew the victim, Bernama reported.

According to ACP Zulkipli, the first suspect has no criminal record and has been remanded for seven days from yesterday, while the second suspect has a criminal record under Section 15(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and tested positive for methamphetamine.

“Based on the preliminary investigation by the police, the motive for the incident is that the second suspect wanted to borrow money from the victim but was denied, causing him to act aggressively,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

ACP Zulkipli said police received information on the discovery of a woman lying in a pool of blood in front of a shop in Sibu Jaya at 3.10pm on Friday.

She was rushed to Sibu Hospital but was reported to have died later that night.