Two stepsons of murdered Cradle Fund CEO arrested (Updated)

PETALING JAYA: Two stepsons of Cradle Fund chief executive officer (CEO) Nazrin Hassan were arrested yesterday over his murder.

Selangor police CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat, when contacted by theSun today, confirmed the teenagers who are aged 14 and 16 were arrested at Taman Tun Dr Ismail at 4pm to assist in the investigation.

He said police would seek a remand order against the teenagers today at the magistrate's court here.

On Tuesday, a female relative of 45-year-old Nazrin and her ex-husband, both aged 43 were held to assist in the investigations into his murder.

The man was arrested in Sepang before the woman was picked up at Taman Tun Dr Ismail in Kuala Lumpur.

The were held under a seven-day remand order but the it is learnt that the man was freed by police after three days while the woman remains in custody for further investigations.

Nazrin, 45, was initially reported to have died of smoke inhalation from a fire that broke out in a room at his double-storey terrace house in Mutiara Damansara on June 14, the eve of Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

At the time it was believed the fire that occurred past noon was caused by an explosion from the victim's mobile phone that was being charged.

It was reported that Nazrin had suffered 30% burns and other injuries from the explosion.

It is said that he had earlier gone to sleep after complaining of a headache.
The case was classified by police as sudden death.

More than a week after the fire, Fire and Rescue Department investigators who carried out tests on samples gathered at the fire found traces of petrol, opening up suspicions of foul play. The case was re-classified as murder.

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Just three weeks ago, Nazrin's wife, Samirah Muzaffar, was reported to have lashed out at the Fire and Rescue Department for keeping her and her family in the dark about the probe outcome of her husband's death.

It was also reported that she had lodged a police report on the investigations process and the theft of several items from the house.

The senior official of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation claimed that despite writing to the Fire and Rescue Department to seek information on the probe, she was refused access.

She was also quoted as saying that she and her family had given their cooperation to the authorities as they sought for “closure of the entire episode”.

Nazrin, who headed Cradle Fund, a Ministry of Finance organisation which is an early stage start-up influencer that provides government grants and other assistance to budding entrepreneurs, left behind four children

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