SUNGAI PETANI, June 21 (Bernama) -- Police have detained two suspects in
connection with the murder of a bridal shop owner at Jalan Persiaran Ambangan
Heights, near the Sungai Petani court complex yesterday.
The two suspects, both in the 20s, were picked up by police late yesterday
to facilitate investigations under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
The body of M. Revathi, 23, who was earlier reported missing by her family,
was spotted by passers-by near an oil palm estate in Persiaran Ambangan Height,
which is about 250m from the Sungai Petani court complex.
Kuala Muda police chief ACP Hashim Ali said police believe the two men can
shed some light into the murder of Revathi who was found in a ditch yesterday
"We believe the suspects may be connected to the murder. Initial
investigations found stab wounds in her neck and chest," he said when contacted
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Hashim said police have not ruled out jealousy as the motive for the murder.
"However, we need to carry out a thorough investigation to find out whether
the reason for the murder was robbery or otherwise," he said.
Revathi, the owner of Rakshata Bridal House in Taman Ria, was found in a
ditch together with her motorcycle by passers-by at 7.30am yesterday.
N. Subrayam, 53, who is the state People''s Progressive Party (PPP) secretary
and the uncle of Revathi said the victim who was the third of four siblings, had
only opened the bridal shop two months ago after finishing a beautician course
in Kuala Lumpur.
AP KAY JRL