Wet market trader charged with murder of single mother

Nuradzimmah Daim

IPOH: A 34-year-old man was charged at the magistrate’s court today for the murder of single mother, Hamidah Abdul Rahman, 53, at her home in Taman Dato Lew Yap Sip on March 13.

Mohd Nur Hussein Mohd Salleh, who worked at a wet market in Ampang here, was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries a death penalty, for the offence allegedly committed between midnight and 5am.

He pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Nur Melati Diana Abd Wahab ordered for the accused to undergo mental health assessment at the Hospital Bahagia Tanjung Rambutan.

April 20 was set for submission for the accused’s psychiatric report.

Lawyer Ashvinder Kaur represented the accused.

It was reported that Hamidah, who was to marry in May, was found dead in her bedroom with a stab wound on her back.