Exhumation of body of ex-Cradle Fund CEO completed

By BERNAMA / Pic By ISMAIL CHE RUS

The body of former Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd CEO Nazrin Hassan (picture) was exhumed from the Section 9 Muslim Cemetery in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, yesterday for a second postmortem.

Selangor police chief Datuk Mazlan Mansor, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed the matter.

“Yes, it’s true. I confirmed that Nazrin’s body has been exhumed and taken to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre,” he said.

Meanwhile, Selangor Criminal Investigation Department head SAC Fadzil Ahmat in a statement said the postmortem on Nazrin’s body was conducted yesterday afternoon.

The process to dig Nazrin’s grave and exhume the body began at 8.30am and was completed at 12.45pm.

Nazrin’s widow, Samirah Muzaffar, had applied to postpone the process of exhuming her husband’s body, but it was dismissed by the Appeal’s Court yesterday.

A three-man bench of the Court of Appeal, led by Datuk Mohtarudin Baki, dismissed Samirah’s application on grounds that her application had no merit and upheld an order issued by the High Court on Oct 4 in allowing the police to exhume Nazrin’s body.

However, Mohtarudin allowed Samirah’s application for a forensic pathologist appointed by her to be present during the postmortem.

Sitting with Mohtarudin were judges Datuk Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil and Datuk Rodzariah Bujang.

Deputy public prosecutor Datuk Jamil Aripin prosecuted, while Samirah was represented by lawyer M Puravalen.

The Magistrate’s Court had on Oct 1 allowed an application by the police to exhume Nazrin’s body to enable a second postmortem to be conducted to facilitate investigations into his death.

Nazrin, 45, died in a fire that broke out at his twostorey house in Mutiara Damansara on June 14.

Police reclassified Nazrin’s death as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code on Aug 3, following a forensic investigation report by the Fire and Rescue Department, which cited suspected foul play.