Saturday, 8 December 2012

Body of teen girl found in drain

Body in drain
Sharanjeit Singh and his men at the scene where the teenager’s body was found. - New Sabah Times

SANDAKAN: The body of a teenage Filipina with multiple stab wounds was found in a drain beside a vehicle repair workshop.

Members of the public stumbled upon the body of 19-year-old Arwidah Binte Misran at about 6.30am at the Sedco Light Industrial Estate yesterday and immediately alerted the cops.

A police team led by ASP Sharanjeit Singh went to the scene, off Mile 3 Jalan Utara, on receiving information of the incident.

They found the victim’s body inside the drain and her belongings including money and IMM 13 card still intact. The body with six to seven wounds is believed to have been inflicted with a sharp object.

And, it was still warm when it was discovered.

The cops later sent the teenager’s remains to the Duchess of Kent Hospital for a postmortem. Deputy district police chief, Supt Fadzil Mohd Ali, when contacted said police have classified the case as murder.

It is being probed under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries the mandatory death penalty in the event of conviction.

“We are also investigating the motive,” Fadzil said.

Police are now appealing to those who may have witnessed or have information on the incident to come forward and assist us in the investigation.


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