Cops deny arresting stepsons of Cradle CEO

PETALING JAYA: Selangor police have denied arresting the stepsons of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd CEO Nazrin Hassan to help their probe into his murder, as reported by a news portal.

The Star reported the state’s police chief Mazlan Mansor as saying there was no truth in the report that the teenagers were picked up by police.

“I can confirm that no new arrests have been made in connection with this case,” the English daily quoted him as saying.

He, however, declined to comment further.

Last night, Malay Mail Online reported that the two stepsons were detained at 9.30pm.

The report, quoting a police source, said the boys were arrested after puncture marks were discovered in Nazrin’s neck which were consistent with those made by an arrow.

“The boys were picked up as part of investigations as it is learnt they both play archery and there were other leads from interrogation of their parents that led to their arrest,” the source told the portal.

Nazrin’s wife Samirah Muzaffar was arrested earlier this week and remanded for seven days to facilitate the investigation.

This came nearly a month after authorities confirmed that Nazrin’s death had been classified as murder. It was initially reported that he had died in a fire at his home in Petaling Jaya.

At the time, Cradle Fund confirmed that the post-mortem report concluded he had died of complications from injuries when a mobile phone that was being charged exploded.