SHAH ALAM: Police have confirmed that Serdang Hospital Nursing sister Siti Kharina Mohd Kamaruddin, who was reported missing on May 8, was found dead in a rented condominium in Cyberjaya.
Selangor police chief Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin said Siti Kharina’s body was found by the owner of the rented lot on Wednesday after seeing the blood flowing out from under one of the doors.
He said the homeowner had come to check his house and police rushed to the scene and found the victim’s body lying on the floor in the condominium.
“The victim was not fully dressed and there were slash marks found on the chest, neck and head. Our initial investigation found that it was Siti Kharina who was reported missing earlier.
“The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code and the forensic investigators on the scene have found some physical evidence in this case,” he said in a press conference at the Selangor Police Contingent Headquarters here.
Noor Azam said following the incident, police arrested a 35-year-old Nigerian woman and a 38-year-old Pakistani man in Kuala Lumpur earlier this morning.
“Another male suspect is also being tracked down to assist in the case. Known as Aliwajuwon Gilbertalowonle from Nigeria, he entered Malaysia in early January,” he said.
He said that from their findings at the scene, the three suspects were mobile phone business associates at a well-known electronic gadget shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur.
In addition, the police found a knife and a shirt at the victim’s rented unit but dismissed robbery as the motive in the case because Siti Kharina’s documents and jewellery were not missing.
“We did not find any evidence of a break-in at the house as her valuables were not taken,” Noor Azam said.
He added that police believed that Siti Kharina had been killed four or five days ago in the rented condominium unit, while the motive of the incident was still being investigated.
“The police will take statements from the suspects and Siti Kharina’s family members to complete the investigation.
“We will investigate from all aspects whether Siti Kharina was raped, kidnapped or for other reasons. The police are also waiting for a post-mortem report from the Serdang Hospital,” he said.
Noor Azam said he also investigated the victim’s relationship with the three suspects.
He said Siti Kharina had two rented units, one in Cyberjaya and another somewhere else (which police declined to disclose).
“Siti Kharina has three daughters. A 14-year-old and 10-year-old twins who live in Kampung Tanjung Ipoh, Negeri Sembilan,” he said.
On Sunday, the Serdang Hospital management confirmed that Siti Kharina, who was reported missing earlier, was last seen at the hospital’s parking area on May 8.
She was seen driving a white Honda City car. – Bernama