Cradle CEO’s Stepsons Arrested

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Teenagers to be remanded today as murder probe widens.

Two schoolboys aged 16 and 14, the stepsons of the late Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan, will be produced on Sunday (Sept 9) in the magistrate’s court for a seven-day remand order.

Reportedly, the two teenagers were picked up from the home of their grandfather, political scientist and Islamic reformist Chandra Muzaffar, in Taman Tun Dr Ismail at about 4pm on Saturday (Sept 8)

When met at the courthouse in Petaling Jaya on Sunday, the lawyer for the two brothers, confirmed that he was their lawyer and was representing them at their remand hearing, but did not disclose any more details.

The two teenagers were clad in purple prison attire when they arrived at the courthouse at 11.30am.

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A family member was seen shielding their faces when they arrived.

However, the media was asked to leave the courtroom before proceedings started.

Nazrin’s wife Samirah Muzaffar and her ex-husband, both 43 were arrested by police on Sept 4 and were remanded for seven days.

Police will apply to extend the remand order on tomorrow.

Her ex-husband was released on Friday.

Earlier news portals reported that the two boys had been arrested but Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor said on Friday (Sept 7), that they were merely taken in for questioning.

Nazrin, who died in a fire at his home on June 14, was found with 30% burn marks on the upper floor of his double-storey house.

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.

Traces of petrol were found on Nazrin’s head, bedframe, mattress and his cellphone.

Nazrin, 45, is said to have suffered a puncture wound in the neck, believed to have been from an archery arrow.

The brothers were arrested after police learned both they and their mother possess archery skills.

Nazrin had been with Cradle Fund for 15 years and his death sparked vast public interest.


Earlier reports:

Sept 6, Cops Deny Cradle CEO’s Stepsons Arrested over Murder Probe

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