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FB beheading clip: Man detained
Published on: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Kuching: Police have arrested a Facebook user suspected of circulating a video clip showing a woman being stabbed and beheaded by a masked man.

Sarawak CID Chief SAC Datuk Dev Kumar M.M. Shunmugam Friday said a CID team from the Simunjan District Police headquarters led by Insp Norliana Md Faizal arrested the suspect at his house in Rumah Jerugo, Kampung Sagu, Sebuyau, at 1.05 pm Friday. He said the 21-year-old farmer was escorted to the Sri Aman District Police headquarters for further investigation.

"A mobile phone that we believe was used by the suspect to post the fake news was also seized," he said.

Dev Kumar said the case was being investigated under Section 500 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

A police report had been lodged on the circulation of the video clip.

Dev Kumar said some Facebook users had falsely linked the video to the Sri Aman murder case where the head of a woman was found at a riverbank in Skait, Sri Aman.– Bernama

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