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The mo­tive? Jeal­ousy. Se­berang Prai Ten­gah dis­trict po­lice chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab­dul Hamid said the vic­tim, Tin Mar Moe, 28, was al­legedly killed by her 26-year-old boyfriend.

“In­ves­ti­ga­tions re­vealed that the sus­pect was unhappy be­cause the vic­tim be­came close to an­other man. He con­fronted the vic­tim, which led to a scuf­fle dur­ing which the vic­tim died.”

The sus­pect has been re­manded for two weeks to as­sist in in­ves­ti­ga­tions. Nik Ros Azhan said based on closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion (CCTV) cam­era footage at the scene, the vic­tim alighted from a fac­tory bus at 7.30pm. The sus­pect was seen wait­ing for her at the en­trance of her hos­tel.

He said the sus­pect chased the vic­tim into the com­pound of her hos­tel while hold­ing a knife, and a scuf­fle en­sued.

“Dur­ing the scuf­fle, he is be­lieved to have stabbed her no fewer than six times.

“The in­ci­dent was wit­nessed by the bus driver.”

He said the sus­pect left be­hind a bag of be­long­ings.

Nik Ros Azhan said a K9 unit was de­ployed and tracked down the sus­pect, who was hid­ing in a drain 70m from the crime scene.

A knife, be­lieved to be the mur­der weapon, was found on him.

The case is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated un­der Sec­tion 302 of the Pe­nal Code for mur­der, which car­ries the manda­tory death penalty upon con­vic­tion.

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