Sunday, December 02, 2007

Nurse Killed

PETALING JAYA: Police have detained a man in connection with the murder of nurse M. Sandanamary on Friday.

He was detained when he turned up to have his statement recorded by police. The man, in his 40s and a friend of the deceased, was remanded for a week. In the incident at the Taman Putra Damai condominium in Kelana Jaya, Sandanamary, 40, was entering the lift to her condominium unit when she was shot point-blank in the neck by the assailant, who came from behind.Sandanamary, a nurse at a private clinic in Jalan Ipoh, was just returning home after work.

Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed said police were still trying to ascertain the motive. In the past two months, the victim had been assaulted at least three times and had made one police report. Her body was claimed by relatives from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital yesterday and taken to her hometown in Bandar Hilir, Malacca, to be cremated.Meanwhile, in Section 19 here, an odd-job worker was killed following an argument.

Muhamad Ng Abdullah, 42, had gone to visit a friend when they started arguing and a fight ensued.The friend, in his 30s, then grabbed a parang and slashed Muhamad on his neck and face. He died on the spot.The suspect's wife called the police and he was picked up from their house and remanded for six days. District police chief ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed said the motive of the attack was being investigated.

According to Muhamad's younger sister, who did not want to be identified, the deceased was single and an odd-job worker. Muhamad, previously known as Ng Soon Chuan, was the fourth of seven siblings.