The mysterious death of the former Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan on June 14 this year has yet to be solved, and has led to various speculations.
Nazrin, 48, was initially reported to have died after a mobile phone exploded while charging near his bed, which caused him to be trapped in a bedroom fire at Lorong PJU 7 / 24A, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya here at about midday.
The incident caused 30% of his body to be burned, and a post-mortem was conducted at the Universiti Malaysia Medical Centre (PPUM).
A forensic investigation by the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) however, revealed new evidence which pointed towards foul play.
On Aug 3, Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat then confirmed that Nazrin’s death was reclassified as a murder case under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
On Sept 4, police arrested Nazrin’s widow and her ex-husband to assist with investigations. The 43-year-old woman was arrested at Taman Tun Dr Ismail near here at about 2.15 am, a little over an hour after her ex-husband was picked up in Sepang.
Earlier on Aug 15, local newspapers reported that the woman had criticised the investigating bodies, claiming they were not transparent in investigating her husband’s murder case and accused the FRD of making false claims.
Responding to the allegations, the Director General of FRD said the department had conducted a detailed investigation into the case in accordance with the set standard operating procedures (SOPs) and results showed that there were criminal elements involved.