Slain bank officer's family hopes for closure after arrest

Slain bank officer's family hopes for closure after arrest

SHAH ALAM - Irwan Kamaruddin, who had almost given up hope that his wife's killer will be caught, heaved a huge sigh of relief after the arrest of the prime suspect.

"His capture is proof that the police had been taking the case seriously. I am grateful for their continuous effort to track him down," he said at his Subang Bestari residence.

The 37-year-old chauffeur said he hoped that the killer would get the punishment he deserved.

Irwan's wife, Norazita Abu Talib, 37, was shot with a pump gun on Oct 23 by a rogue guard while she was handling money from a safe at Subang Jaya's AmBank branch.

The guard grabbed RM450,000 (S$176,000) and fled.

The gruesome murder created a nationwide uproar and raised questions of national security after it was found that the suspected killer was an Indonesian holding a fake Malay­sian identity card.

Irwan described his wife as a workaholic who had been employed by the bank for 16 years.

"She was so dedicated to her job that she rarely took medical leave. It is devastating that she had lost her life while doing her job," he said.

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