Cradle Fund CEO's death: Report on arrest of stepsons untrue

Mohd Azam Shah Yaacob

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor police chief Datuk Mazlan Mansor has denied the arrest of two teenagers linked to the death of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (Cradle Fund) CEO Nazrin Hassan, as reported by an English daily.

The report said that the two teenagers are Nazrin’s stepsons and they were arrested at their grandfather’s house at around 9.30pm last night.

“The report was untrue. The number of people who have been arrested remains at two,” he briefly said when contacted by NSTP via WhatsApp today.

Earlier, the daily, quoting a source, said the two teenagers who are still in school were arrested to facilitate the investigation on Nazrin’s death after forensic found two arrow holes on the victim’s neck. According to the report, both teenagers were arrested after an interrogation with their mother revealed that the boys possess archery skills.

On Tuesday, the police arrested and remanded Nazrin’s ex-wife Samirah Muzaffar and her ex-husband, both 43, for seven days to facilitate the investigation.

On Aug 3, the Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat reclassified Nazrin’s death as murder after a forensic report by the Fire and Rescue Department revealed that traces of petrol were found at the scene.

In the June 14 tragedy, Nazrin was killed after a fire broke out at his house in Mutiara Homes in Petaling Jaya, Selangor at around 12.30pm. His company, in a statement one day later, said that Nazrin’s death was due to an exploding smartphone.

Nazrin, whose last position at the company was the CEO, had been working with Cradle Fund for 15 years. Cradle Fund is a company under the Finance Minister which encourages entrepreneurship in ICT, bio-technology and life sciences, material sciences, and technology industries. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd