Remand order extended for suspect in JB petrol station murder

THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
Thursday, Dec 28, 2017
The suspect (left) being escorted out of the court here in Johor Baru.Photo: The Star/Asia News Network

JOHOR BARU - The remand order for a suspect believed to be involved in the brutal murder of a 44-year-old man at a petrol station in Taman Pelangi here has been extended for another seven days.

Magistrate Mohd Azlan Shah Mohd Allias allowed for the extension until Jan 4, 2018 after the case's investigation officer requested for it under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

The 22-year-old suspect was among seven suspects who were detained in Singapore on Dec 20.

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However, the remaining six had been released after their remand ended on Thursday (Dec 28).

A total of 15 people were initially held in connection of the alleged murder case with four suspects still being remanded.

On Dec 17, the case caught wide public attention when a video clip was uploaded online showing the victim, identified as a triad member, being dragged and stabbed by four suspects before being run over with the white BMW twice.

Following the incident, police arrested the suspects including four women, aged between 16 and 26, during a series of raids in Penang, Singapore and around the city area for investigation.

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Police are on the alert for any retaliation by triad members whose alleged leader (pic) was savagely attacked at a petrol station in Johor Baru. The 44-year-old deceased is known as 'Ah Chiu'.

All eyes were on the deceased's Vietamese wife when she returned to the crime scene for prayers.

The wife on Monday at the mortuary.

The victim's Vietnamese wife collected her husband's body on Monday afternoon, and was seen crying as the undertakers loaded her husband's coffin into a white hearse.

A brazen attack by four men at a busy petrol station here left a man dead along Jalan Sri Pelangi in Taman Pelangi here.

The deceased had parked his Volkswagen Polo at the petrol station to check his tyres when the suspects, who came in a white BMW car, went to him and immediately attacked him in the 7.30pm incident Sunday (Dec 17).

"A foreign woman, who claimed to be the victim's wife, was inside the vehicle and she immediately ran for help," Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said at the scene.

He said one of the suspects then tried to pull the victim into their car but he put a fight.

The suspects ran over the deceased's body twice before fleeing the scene.

Mohd Khalil said the suspects threw some firecrackers before leaving the petrol station.

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