Cops classify Cradle Fund CEO’s death as murder

Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan was initially said to have died of complications from injuries suffered when a mobile phone that was being charged exploded. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have confirmed that the death of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd chief executive officer, Nazrin Hassan, on June 14 has now been classified as a murder case.

Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said the case had been classified under Section 302 of the Penal Code last Friday.

“The decision was made based on the reports of the Fire and Rescue Department as well as the post-mortem,” he said in a statement today.

In June, it was reported that Nazrin had died in a fire at his residence in Petaling Jaya at about 12.20pm.

Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd in a statement then confirmed the post-mortem report concluded that Nazrin had died of complications from injuries suffered when a mobile phone that was being charged exploded.

Cradle Fund is a company under the Finance Ministry set up to develop technology entrepreneurs and ecosystem start-up companies in Malaysia.

It is the agency which provided initial funding for successful companies such as Grab (MyTeksi) and iMoney.