Police chase suspects who damaged tombs in Sibu

Police hunt down suspects who damaged graves in Sibu

SIBU, December 25 — Police are looking for suspects who broke into the Al-Kadim Muslim Cemetery in Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg yesterday and broken a number of tombs.

Sibu district police chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili mentioned an area man reported to the police on the Sibu Central Police Station at round 14:00 yesterday and an investigation was began instantly.

“Within the preliminary investigations made on the scene, it was decided that 11 graves had been destroyed. Headstones had been eliminated and destroyed, and ground tiles believed to have been smashed by headstones had been damaged at 4 burial websites.

“No weapons or suspicious objects had been discovered on the scene. Efforts are being made to apprehend the suspects concerned within the incident,” he mentioned.

Bernama’s inspection of the cemetery, which is a particular cemetery for Covid-19 victims, revealed that the ground tiles had been damaged and the tombstones of many graves had been eliminated and broken.

Zulkipli additionally suggested the Muslim group to not make any speculations after the incident and requested these with details about the incident to contact the closest police station or name Inspector Ahmad Hakimi Abd Azide on 01131873715.

He mentioned the case was being investigated underneath Article 297 of the Legal Code. — Bernama

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