PETALING JAYA: Police have picked up a local suspect in connection with the robbery--cum--assault and abduction of former kindergarten teacher, Teoh Soo Kim, who is still in coma fighting for her life.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Mohd Adnan Abdullah said the 48--yearold suspect was picked up on Sunday around 11.15pm at Taman Mas Falim in Ipoh.
"Based on police intelligence and help from the closed--circuit television, we managed to arrest the suspect. However, investigations are still ongoing to nab the remaining three suspects who are still at large," he said.
It has been six days since the incident and The Malay Mail's visit to the Sungai Buloh Hospital yesterday afternoon saw anxiety mounting in Teoh's family.
51--year--old Teoh is still in a coma at the intensive care unit (ICU) due to swelling in her brain and has not shown any sign of progress.
She sustained a fractured skull after being hit on the back of her head with a blunt object. Her sons, twin brothers Tan Jing Yong and Jing Hua, were seen restlessly pacing outside the ICU praying and hoping for some good news.
Jing Hua said, even though his mother is in a coma, he still talked to her despite knowing she can't hear him.
"Doctors told us they still can't proceed with treatment as her brain is still swollen," he said.
Teoh was reported missing by her husband after she failed to pick up her friend's son, whom she babysat on Wednesday.
Hours later, police received a tip--off that a woman was found unconscious with a fractured skull in an oil palm estate in Kuala Selangor.
Police contacted Teoh's husband after the description of the woman matched his wife. Teoh's ATM card was used to make two withdrawals.
The CCTV footage of the bank in Bandar Kinrara, from where Teoh had withdrawn RM1,600, showed four men standing beside her.