Woman found dead after consuming home-brewed alcohol

Goh Pei Pei

SRI AMAN: A 27-year-old woman was found dead in in Kampung Tanjung Rirang here by her husband at about 1.30am today.

The victim has been identified as Stephanie Philip Remeo from Kampung Putat.

Sri Aman district police chief Deputy Superintendent Othman Sulaiman said victim’s sister-in-law had lodged a police report after her brother (the victim’s husband) told her that his wife has died.

Initial investigation revealed that the victim was drinking a home-brewed alcohol, locally known as ‘langkau’ with her husband and her friends, another couple, in the kitchen, at about 5.30pm yesterday.

Later, the victim went out alone after the drinking session when her friends left about 7.30pm, Othman said in a statement.

“At 1.30am, the husband rushed to his sister, who was staying in the same house, saying that his wife has died,” he said.

It is unclear why police arrested the 35-year-old husband as a suspect. It is only known that the police have brought in the victim’s husband to facilitate investigations.

According to the police, the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.