Electrocuted Japanese couple survived by infant

Electrocuted Japanese couple survived by infant
Family members of the couple waiting to identify the bodies at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre.

PETALING JAYA - The Japanese couple who was killed after being electrocuted in their apartment in Mont Kiara left behind a six-month-old baby boy.

The baby now is being taken care of by the Welfare Department.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Azlee Abdullah said the baby would be over to the couple's relatives once they arrive from Japan.

"The family members are scheduled to claim the bodies and take the baby home," he said yesterday.

He added that police had recorded the statement of the couple's maid.

"The maid comes to the apartment daily to clean.

"Our investigations suggest no foul play," he said adding that the Japanese man was a factory manager.

Meanwhile, Selangor Welfare Department director Nik Omar Nik Ab Rahman said the baby was brought to the Rumah Kanak-Kanak Tengku Budriah in Cheras following the tragedy.

"We will cooperate with the police in handing over the baby to the parents' relatives," he said.

Meanwhile, five of the victims' family members arrived at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre's mortuary yesterday evening to identify their bodies.

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