After nearly of year of twists, turns, and mouth-dropping revelations, police this morning arrested the wife of Nazrin Hassan, along with her two teenage sons, and will be charging the trio with his murder.
Samira Muzaffar, along with the unnamed boys, were taken from their Kuala Lumpur home and into police custody at 6:45am, with authorities adding that they will be charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, pertaining to murder. Local paper Malay Mail adds that a fourth suspect, the family maid, is also being sought by police; however, she has since returned to Indonesia.
Following a second autopsy, whose findings were sent to the Public Prosecutor’s office late last month, reports emerged that doctors concluded that an “exploding phone” had nothing to do with the victim’s death, and that his injuries were consistent with head injuries.
Nazrin’s shocking death on June 14, 2018, made headlines, and caused an outpouring of condolences from much of Malaysia’s start-up community who at one point or another, had come into contact with the popular individual. What initially seemed like an unfortunate accident took a more serious turn, after police reported that traced of petrol were found in and around the victim’s body in the Mutiara Damansara home he shares with his wife and two stepchildren. News then emerged that the CEO had reportedly received death threats in the months leading up to his death.
Police then re-classified the case as murder, and between then and now, several individuals linked to the case have been arrested, but no charges have been pressed. These include his wife, Samirah Muzaffar, her two teenage sons, and her first husband.
Samirah has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing. She is the daughter of prominent thinker Chandra Muzaffar.
After conflicting reports on his cause of death, his brother, Dr. Malek Hassan, filed a police report doubting the first postmortem findings.