The victim and suspect supposedly had a dispute over the share of profits.
An elderly woman was brutally murdered by her business partner over a business dispute. The victim who was found near a drain in Hulu Terengganu, was stabbed 15 times and run over by the suspect.
According to Terengganu police chief Datuk Mazli Mazlan, the suspect supposedly called the 65-year-old victim to discuss their company’s profits.
But after failing to come to an agreement, the suspect, who works as a seamstress, decided to brutally stab her.
“Preliminary investigations found that the victim and the suspect (a seamstress) drove somewhere to discuss business matters,” said Datuk Mazli in a statement.
“However, there was an argument that caused the victim to alight the vehicle before being run over by the female suspect, who was driving a Honda Jazz.”
The victim’s body was found later by a security guard from the Hulu Terengganu Religious Office, who called the police at 4:35am.
As for the suspect, she was arrested at home in Wakaf Tapai, near Marang at 11am yesterday.
She was believed to have used a meat cleaver to commit the crime. This is because the weapon was found near the victim’s home.
“Police also arrested a couple to help in the investigation according to Section 302 of the Penal Code,” added Datuk Mazli.
The suspect is currently being remanded at the Kuala Terengganu court.