Police need more time to investigate death of teenage girl in Kota Marudu
KOTA MARUDU 3/12/2012: A Pakistani suspect, who was detained last Sunday following the discovery of the body of a teenage girl by a roadside near Kampung Ranau, about 2km from Kota Marudu town, has been further remanded for another seven days.
District police chief DSP Mohd Isa Yusof disclosed that the remand of the Pakistani, in his 40s, which expired yesterday, was extended by the court at their request.
“We applied to the court to extend the remand for another seven days as we need more time to investigate the case,” he said when contacted yesterday.
“Once the investigation into this case is completed, we will submit the investigation paper to the Deputy Public Prosecutor’s office (for further action),” he said.
The case is being investigated under Section 304 of the Penal Code for manslaughter, an offence which provides for a jail term of up to 30 years and also liable to a fine upon conviction.
Mohd Isa pointed out that the post-mortem report from the Pathology Department has revealed that there was no sign that the victim was raped as speculated by certain parties.
Norikoh Saliwa, 16, from Kampung Bombong 1 was found dead with head injuries at the side of the road leading to Kampung Ranau around 12.40pm on November 25.
Following the discovery of her body, the Pakistani suspect was nabbed in Kota Marudu the next day and was then remanded for seven days to assist police in investigation.