ALOR SETAR - Grief over the killing of their three young daughters has led to sleepless nights and loss of appetite for a couple now left childless, a High Court here heard.
In their victim impact statement, self-employed Rusdi Rani, 40, and his wife, washerwoman Siti Aishah Ariffin, 42, said they moved back to the former’s hometown in Terengganu not long after the deaths.
“Our emotions were continuously troubled the longer we remained here. We hate and condemn the cruel acts in which our three children were killed and hope that the criminal is brought to justice and punished appropriately,” they said in the statement that was read out by Kedah prosecution unit head Salim Soib @ Hamid yesterday.
They also sought compensation for the deaths of Noor Syafikah Nadia Rusdi, 14, Nur Izzati Husna Rusdi, 12, and Puteri Nurul Akma Rusdi, three, whose bodies were found after they went missing from their house in Kampung Alor Semela in Jalan Datuk Kumbar here on Nov 29, 2013.
Noor Syafikah’s body was found lying face-down in a padi field, clad only in her bra, while her younger sisters’ bodies were discovered floating in a canal some 3.5km away the evening after that.
Yesterday, Mohd Firdaus Mohd Faridul (pic), 20, admitted to the alternative charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder by causing Noor Syafikah’s death at the padi field in Kampung Alor Senibong here between 9.30pm and 11.30pm on Nov 29, 2013.
According to the statement of facts, Firdaus’ friend, Muhammad Hazziem Roslan, said the two had met the three girls that night.
He said afterwards, Noor Syafikah had ridden pillion behind Firdaus on his motorcycle while her sisters sat with him.
Muhammad Hazziem said Firdaus took Noor Syafikah to his relative’s house where he saw her suddenly running out, looking frightened.
Firdaus, he added, had grabbed her hand and forced her onto his motorcycle again.
Muhammad Hazziem said he followed them and later saw Noor Syafikah being chased by Firdaus before she fell into the padi field where she drowned.
Out of fear, Muhammad Hazziem said he fled, leaving behind the motorcycle and the two girls, and kept mum after he was threatened by Firdaus.
Judicial Commissioner Dr Choo Kah Sing fixed April 9 for sentencing.