Cops nab second suspected attacker of AirAsia employee

Ms Shahrinawati Abu Bakar, an AirAsia employee, succumbed to her injuries after a car driven by two men, who thought they could help her when she was attacked by armed snatch thieves, had accidentally rammed into her.

KUALA LUMPUR - Police have arrested a 25-year-old man who is believed to have attacked AirAsia employee Shahrinawati Abu Bakar.

He is the second person to be picked up over the attack.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Amiruddin Jamaluddin said the suspect, a schoolbus driver, was nabbed at 6.30pm on Monday at Taman Cempaka in Ampang here.

ACP Amiruddin said the man, who was wanted for a drug-related case in the Dang Wangi police district, tested positive for metamphetamine.

He added that the two suspects were being investigated under Section 398 of the Penal Code for robbery when armed or attempting to cause death or grievous hurt.

ACP Amiruddin said the second suspect would be remanded until Sept 10 while the remand for the first suspect, aged 22, was extended until tomorrow.

Shahrinawati had parked her car and was walking towards the entrance of her condominium in Taman Cempaka, Ampang Jaya, after working the night shift when two men on a motorcycle pounced on her at about 2.45am on Aug 29.

Two other men, who were driving by, attempted to help Shahrinawati during the incident but instead caused her death when they rammed their car into her and the robbers.

The suspects got up and escaped on their Yamaha LC machine while the two men immediately rushed the victim to the hospital. Shahrinawati was pronounced dead at around 3am.

ACP Amiruddin said last Friday that the two men who attempted to help Shahrinawati were questioned about the incident and the police would leave it to the deputy public prosecutor to decide whether action would be taken against them.