Evil comes in many forms. This is true in more ways than one.
A teenage girl as well as her boyfriend have been arrested by the police yesterday (7 July 2019) for murdering the girl’s brother, a 16-year-old boy who was reported missing on Friday.
The body of S. Sritharan was stumbled-upon behind an empty house in Glenview Park, found wrapped in plastic at around noon on the fateful Sunday, according to NST. Upon close inspection, preliminary findings were made where slash wounds on the neck and hands were seen.
Taiping Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Osman Mamat said that the victim’s family lodged a missing-persons report earlier on Friday when the student failed to return from his school, SMK King Edward V.
Following the discovery of the body, police picked up the 14-year-old girl and her boyfriend at about 4.25pm the same day. It has been established that S. Sritharan’s head was covered with plastic and then had his neck and wrists slit.
Both the suspects were brought to the Taiping Court at around 8.30am today and a remand was issued to enable investigators to scrutinise the case.
According to a report in NST, Assistant Commissioner Osman Mamat said that investigators believed that the girl brought her boyfriend home on the day of the incident but the both of them decided to leave abruptly when the victim suddenly came home. When the victim found the other teenage boy’s mobile phone in the house, he allegedly told him to come over and pick it up himself.
A fight is believed to have consequently occurred which ultimately led to S. Sritharan’s vicious murder.
The victim’s body has been sent to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh for a post-mortem.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
We wish the family and loved ones of S. Sritharan all the strength to endure the hard times ahead.