Cops release man who killed robber

JOHOR BARU: The man who allegedly killed a robber after the latter broke into his house at Taman Puteri Wangsa, Ulu Tiram, on Jan 3 was freed on Monday (Jan 8).

South Johor Baru district police chief ACP Shahurinain Jais said the man was released after the police received a NFA (no further action) instruction from the deputy public prosecutor's office.

Earlier, the case, which was investigated under Section 302 and 99 of the Penal Code, was referred to the Attorney General's Chambers, Serious Crimes Unit (Prosecution Division) chief, Saiful Edris Zainuddin in Putrajaya.

"The man was released on Jan 8 and no prosecution was undertaken," he said in a statement here today.

In the incident at 2.45pm, the man, who was believed to have been a robber, was found dead due to severe injuries on the head and hand. – Bernama