Ipoh bride-to-be found dead under suspicious circumstances

INTAN BAHA

IPOH: A soon-to-be-married woman was found dead in her bedroom, with a wound on her body, at her house in Taman Dato' Lew Yap Sip, Ampang here, today.

Hamidah Abdul Rahman, 53, was found by her youngest daughter who wanted to wake her up, at 5.30am.

Noor Shairah Hussain, 17, said she was shocked to find her mother's body, lying face down, with a wound on her back.

She also noticed burn marks on the dressing table chair and curtains.

''(We believe) that my mother returned home at 12.30am after she went out to meet a friend at 8pm,'' she said.

Hamidah was engaged to a policeman from Ipoh District Headquarters (IPD) on Thursday, and was planning a May wedding.

When contacted, a police spokesman confirmed the incident and said further investigation is being carried out.