TUMPAT: The widow of the Road Transport Department staff who was stabbed to death at a parking lot of the Terengganu Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council hopes the murderer will receive his due punishment.
Noriah Lah, 34, who is eight months pregnant with her first child with Mohd Shukri Husin, 34, said in spite of her tragic loss, she would persevere and carry on with her life.
She expressed relief that the main suspect had been arrested, saying she had not been able to sleep ever since the incident on Sunday.
“Alhamdulillah, I feel relieved (that the suspect has been arrested); hopefully he will receive his due reward,” she told reporters at her house in Kampung Kok Keli here yesterday.
The 29-year-old suspect from Manir, Kuala Terengganu was nabbed while walking in Jalan Jeram, Manir, yesterday afternoon.
In the incident about 11am last Sunday, the suspect was believed to have turned aggressive and stabbed the victim to death.
The victim had gone to the religious department with several family members to check on the marital status of the suspect who was to become his brother-in-law.
When it was revealed that the suspect was already married, a brawl erupted between the two men, leading to the stabbing incident.