Cops Deny Cradle CEO’s Stepsons Arrested over Murder Probe

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Selangor police have denied making any new arrests in connection with the murder of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor said there was no truth to news that his two stepsons were picked up by police.

“I can confirm that no new arrests have been made in connection to this case,” he told reporters at the Selangor police headquarters on Thursday.

“The (news) report is inaccurate. The number of those arrested remains at two.”

When asked about the motive for the murder, Comm Mazlan declined to comment, adding that the case was still under investigation.

Two news portals had earlier reported that two teenage boys had been arrested by police on Wednesday night.

Earlier this week, police arrested Nazrin’s wife Samirah Muzaffar, a senior executive at the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation (MyIPO), and her ex-husband, both 43.

A one-week remand order was obtained from a Petaling Jaya magistrate’s court to assist the investigation.

Reportedly, Samirah is the daughter of renowned political scientist and reformist Chandra Muzaffar.

Nazrin died in a fire at his home on June 14. Early last month, police reclassified the case as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code following a forensic investigation by the Fire and Rescue Department.

Nazrin was found dead after being trapped in a fire on the upper floor of his house in Mutiara Damansara with burn marks on 30 percent of his body.

Earlier, The Malaysian Insight and Malay Mail Online reported, quoting sources, that police had detained Nazrin’s two teenage stepsons in their investigation.

This is because the deceased’s neck had a puncture wound believed to have been from an arrow, and the two stepsons belong to their secondary school’s archery club, they said.

“The boys were picked up as part of investigations as it is learnt they both play archery and there were other leads upon interrogation with their parents that led to their arrest,” a source told the Malay Mail.

The daily reported that Nazrin’s two teenage stepsons were at Chandra’s house when police arrested them.

The Malay Mail today reported that its source has insisted that the boys, believed to be secondary school students, were taken yesterday but added they were released shortly after.


Earlier reports:

Sept 4, Cradle CEO’s Wife, Ex-Husband Arrested over Murder Investigation

Aug 14, Wife of Slain Cradle CEO Slams Probe, Disputes Police Claim of Murder

Aug 6, Death of Cradle Chief in Fire Reclassified as Murder

Jun 15, Mobile Phone Explosion Blamed for Death of Cradle Fund CEO

Jun 14, Start-Up Fund Cradle CEO Dies in Home Fire