KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 —A businessman and his brother-in-law, who were detained for suspected involvement in the murder of eight-year-old Nurin Jazlin Jazimin two years ago, are suing the police for wrongful arrest and detention.
Mohamad Zamri Ibrahim, 35, who owns a clothing shop, and Mohd Suhaimi Yusoff, 30, an engineer, filed their suits at the Civil Sessions Court registry through the legal firm of Messrs Lainah Yaacob & Zulkepli.
They named ASP Loh Pei Pei, the Inspector-General of Police and the government as defendants .
They are seeking general, special, exemplary and punitive damages, as well as interest, cost and other relief deemed fit by the court.
On Aug 20, 2007, Nurin, a Year Two student of Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Desa Setapak, was reported missing after going out alone to a night market near her house at Section 1 Wangsa Maju.
The case received wide media coverage when her body was found on Sept 17 the same year, 27 days after she was reported missing, in a bag which was left in front of a business premises in Petaling Jaya.
A post-mortem report revealed that Nurin's death was due to sexual abuse.
In their statements of claim, Mohamad Zamri and Mohd Suhaimi stated that they were hit, stepped on, kicked and bashed up by the police, before they were questioned and remanded and then released.
They claimed that because of the police action, they suffered injuries, stress, odium and contempt.
Mohamad Zambri, who was with his wife, Norhaniyah Yusof, 35, at the Court Complex in Jalan Duta, told reporters that he filed the suit to clear his name. — Bernama