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Police report on school fire sent to AG

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The police have sent to the Attorney-General’s Chambers a report on their investigation into the fire that claimed 23 lives at a religious residential school here.

Bukit Aman CID director Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said the report on the fire at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah school in Jalan Keramat Hujung, Kampung Dato Keramat, was handed over this morning.

The police probe was conducted under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, and Section 435 for mischief by fire, he told reporters during a working visit to the Terengganu Police headquarters.

Also present were CID deputy director Huzir Mohamed and Terengganu police chief Aidi Ismail.

“We will wait for instructions from the Attorney-General’s Chambers on the charges to be brought in the case,” said Wan Ahmad Najmuddin.

The police have arrested seven boys between the ages of 11 and 18 to assist in the probe into the fire, established as arson, that killed 21 students and two teachers on the top floor of the three-storey school at about 5 am on Sept 14.

- Bernama

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