Police detain suspect in connection with girl’s murder

Police have detained a man in connection with the murder and rape of a 16 year-old girl in Teluk Intan on Saturday.

Hilir Perak police chief ACP Goh Kok Liang said the 21 year-old suspect was detained at 11.30pm last night.

“The man has been remanded one week to help police investigation,” he said when contacted today.

Goh said the man was detained at Ladang Rubana where the nude body of the student was found at 7.30am by passers-by .

Divya Barathi Murali was reported missing by family members after failing to return home after school.

A post-mortem revealed that Divya was raped and then killed.

– Bernama