KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — A deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sample taken from the scene of a rape case involving a teenage girl 12 years ago finally led to the arrest of a suspect in Penang yesterday.
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department Director Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan said the 40-year-old suspect was arrested at 3:30 p.m. at a goat farm in Balik Pulau after police identified him on the spot. using the DNA sample. However, he did not specify how they matched the suspect’s DNA which led to his arrest.
“An operation was launched immediately to locate the suspect and he was successfully apprehended and detained at Barat Daya District Police Headquarters for six days until next Wednesday to facilitate investigations under Section 376 of the Penal Code.
“The police never gave up on obtaining information on the case and managed to identify the suspect involved in order to bring him to justice,” he said in a statement last night.
Abd Jalil said the police are completing the investigation and will forward the investigation documents to the prosecution for further action. ― Bernama