Cop’s body flown back to hometown

Stanley (far left) paying his last respects to the late Norhalim at Sibu Hospital mortuary.
BY ALLAN JAY & NURHAUNI LEE ABDULLAH

SIBU: The body of the late Constable Norhalim Tumiran, who was believed to have been shot by his colleagues in a house at Lorong Permai Timur on May 6, was flown back to his hometown today.  

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail, when contacted, confirmed his remains departed Sibu Airport in a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) aircraft at 4pm.

“The post-mortem was completed by a forensic doctor from Kuching last night. It was confirmed that he died from gunshot wounds to the head.

“The deceased’s body is expected to arrive at Subang Air Base around 8pm and taken to his hometown for burial at Felda Bukit Damar, Lanchang, Pahang,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sibu police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the management process of the deceased’s body was completed in accordance with the established procedures.

When asked on the follow-up to the case, he said that investigations were still ongoing and refused to comment further.

According to a police source who managed the deceased’s body, a prayer ceremony was held at the Sibu Hospital morgue at about 3pm this afternoon.

Norhalim, who had just spent a month on duty with the motorcycle patrol unit (URB) at Sibu police headquarters (IPD), leaves behind a wife and a one-year-old baby.

Police officers are seen praying at Sibu Hospital Mortuary before bringing the late Norhalim’s body to Sibu Airport, where it would be flown back to his hometown at Felda Bukit Damar, Lanchang, Pahang.