In­spec­tor ar­rested over mur­der of preg­nant wife

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M ATA NG : A po­lice in­spec­tor who al­legedly shot dead his preg­nant wife was ar­rested in front of a shop­ping com­plex in Matang Jaya here at 9.30pm yes­ter­day.

A pis­tol, be­lieved to be the weapon used in the mur­der, was seized while the sus­pect was taken to the Se­rian dis­trict po­lice sta­tion for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Sarawak Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Datuk Ma­zlan Man­sor con­firmed the ar­rest and said the case was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated un­der Sec­tion 302 of the Pe­nal Code.

The vic­tim iden­ti­fied as Siti Nadi­rah Ab­dul­lah, 33, had mar­ried the sus­pect last year.

She was shot dead at her home in Kam­pung Kakai at 3.15pm.

The vic­tim’s 62-year-old mother, who rushed into the room af­ter hear­ing the gun­shots, said she could not be­lieve her eyes when she saw her daugh­ter’s body.

“She was ly­ing in a pool of blood with gun­shot wounds on her fore­head and neck,” she said at Se­rian Hos­pi­tal here.

“I never ex­pected him to do this to his wife, who was two months preg­nant,” she said.

The wo­man, who only wanted to be iden­ti­fied as Niah, said her son-in-law later fled the scene by driv­ing off in his car.

Niah said her son-in-law was at­tached to the Be­laga dis­trict po­lice sta­tion.

“He was at­tend­ing a train­ing ses­sion in Kuch­ing and that is why they (the cou­ple) came over to stay in my house.

“He came home and went into their room as per usual.

“Then I sud­denly heard the gun­shots.

“I don’t know what hap­pened as they never quar­relled.

“I don’t know what prompted him to shoot his wife,” Niah said.

It is learnt that the vic­tim was a house­wife and had two chil­dren from her pre­vi­ous mar­riage.

PIC COUR­TESY OF ROYAL MALAYSIA PO­LICE

Siti Nadi­rah Ab­dul­lah was found dead by her mother at her home in Kam­pung Kakai, Se­rian, yes­ter­day.

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