Boy’s remains found at Malacca home

Boy’s remains found at Malacca home
GRISLY: The plot of land behind the house in Malacca, Malaysia, where a boy’s skeletal remains were discovered.

The skeletal remains of a two-year-old boy, believed to be a murder victim, were found buried behind a double-storey house in Malacca.

Acting Malacca Tengah police spokesman Razali Abu Bakar said police found the remains on Sunday morning.

A couple in Muar, Johor, was arrested on the same day, following a tip-off by the uncle of the 24-year-old female suspect, reported the New Straits Times. Mr Razali said the woman and her lover, 25, were brought to the site in Malacca, reported The Star.

The police discovered the batik-wrapped skeleton after digging about 0.3m.

"Judging from the state of the body, the boy was believed to have died in February before he was buried. "The house had been rented to the couple since the beginning of the year," he told reporters on Sunday.


Mr Razali said the suspects would be remanded until Saturday to facilitate investigations for murder.

A neighbour, who wished to be known only as Liza, said the couple told her when they moved in that they were married. "They were last seen living in the rented house in February and March, before disappearing."

Separately, a man was killed after a durian tree fell and hit a surau (prayer house) in Kampung Sungai Siput in Terengganu on Sunday evening.

Mr Husin Ali, 45, an Imam (Islamic leader) was waiting to go home in a downpour when the tree hit the surau's balcony, where he was sitting with several others, NST reported. Hulu Terengganu police chief Hussin Deraman said Mr Husin's wife lodged a report at the Ajil police station.

"His wife rushed to the surau after she was informed about the incident," Mr Hussin said, adding that Mr Husin suffered head injuries and died at the scene.

This article was first published on September 02, 2014.
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