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Five people have been hauled up by police – murder of a TV9 administrative executive

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SHAH ALAM – Five people have been hauled up by police to provide their statements on the murder of a TV9 administrative executive in her home in Saujana apartments, Damansara Damai, last Saturday.

Selangor criminal investigation department chief SAC Mohd Adnan Abdullah said the five individuals comprised three neighbors and two TV9 staff.

He said the statements provided will assist police in gathering evidence concerning the case.

“In addition, there may be other witnesses who we will be calling in the near future. Their statements will be recorded to assist us,” he told reporters during a Press conference at the Selangor police headquarters today.

Syaleza Jaffar (pic), 31, was found dead by her husband in the bedroom of their apartment about 7pm. The husband was quoted as saying that he had called his wife to come out from the room to break fast but didn’t receive any response.

He claimed he then heard a loud bang in the bedroom. After breaking open the door, he found his wife hanging from the ceiling fan, and brought her down.

He informed the police, who arrived there soon, and they confirmed that Syaleza had died.

Syazleza was the second of six siblings, and had a two-year-old son.

The case was initially classified as sudden death. However, police upgraded it to murder after post mortem exams revealed strangulation marks around her neck.

Following the death, police arrested a man, said to be a close family member of Syaleza, in Segamat, Johor on 10:15pm the day after the incident.

Mohd Adnan said, to date, no new arrests have been made. The sole suspect, who is an IT specialist, has been remanded until August 6.

Asked by reporters on what weapon was used to kill the victim, Mohd Adnan said police did not find any weapons in their investigation.

“A thorough probe is being conducted to gather all fine details, including the true motive for her death,” he said.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder. – MD