Kidnap, revenge or sexual assault in Amila murder

Noor Amila Edrus NorshamKUALA LUMPUR: Kidnap for ransom, revenge and sexual assaults are among the elements being investigated by the police in the murder case of Noor Amila Edrus Norsham.

Sentul police chief R. Munusamy said thus far the case had been classified as murder and only involved one individual as a suspect, whose remand was extended to Wednesday to facilitate the investigation.

The 26-year-old man is a Malaysian and worked as a mechanic. He had been in remand since last Monday, said Munusamy, while denying that the suspect was a Rohingya as what had been reported by several local media.

Munusamy said the police had also recorded statements from 10 individuals including the suspect’s wife, his other family members and several villagers who had known the suspect and the victim.

He said the boy was discovered with his body facing down, with his hands and legs tied with cables.

“The victim is believed to have been dead since Aug 11, the day he was reported missing,” he said.