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By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, Nov 30: Where is Yan Xi’s body?
On March 3, 2018 at 4.30pm, a villager on his way home from fishing had the scare of his life when he spotted a human head on the banks of Sungai Batang Lupar, Jalan Skait Lama, Sri Aman.
The villager who believed that it was a head of a woman, immediately alerted the police.
When contacted by DayakDaily the next day, Sri Aman District Police Chief DSP Othman Sulaiman confirmed that it was indeed the severed head of a woman.
He revealed that CID personnel from Sri Aman Police Headquarters had been dispatched to the crime scene and an investigation had been initiated.
At the time, the police did not find any evidence that linked to the identity of the victim.
They requested for her DNA to be analysed. Preliminary investigations showed that the victim was aged between 20 to 30-years-old.
The police looked into missing person reports filed in Sri Aman and the districts within its vicinity, with the hope that their Jane Doe was one of them, but no such reports had been lodged.
On March 6, Sarawak CID chief Datuk Dev Kumar announced that the victim was confirmed as Chinese national, Yan Xi, 31.
Soon after, her husband Wong Zing Haw, 42, was arrested after conflicting statements were given to the police during the investigation on March 5.
Wong, a pharmacist by training and a businessman was married to Yan since 2011 and the couple had two children.
Dev revealed Yan had been missing for a few days yet Wong did not make any police report.
“His statements were also conflicting and aroused suspicion, causing him to be arrested for further investigation and the case has been classified as a murder case under Section 302 of the Penal Code,” Dev Kumar was quoted as saying.
On Mar 16, 2018, Wong was charged with Yan’s murder which took place between Feb 25 to March 3. The charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code provides for a death sentence upon conviction.
Today, the High Court in Sri Aman convicted Wong over Yan’s murder and sentenced him to death by hanging.
Judge Azhahari Kamal Ramli ruled that the prosecution had successfully proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and convicted the accused as charged.
As of today, Yan’s body has yet to be recovered. — DayakDaily