October 10, 2007 20:18 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (Bernama) -- The Indonesian woman detained by police on Sept 29 to assist in the murder investigation of Nurin Jazlin Jazmin, 8, was today released unconditionally.
Kuala Lumpur CID Chief SAC II Ku Chin Wah said the woman was released because police did not have adequate proof to charge her in court.
"Furthermore, the extended remand order obtained on Oct 4 to hold her ends today.
"As she did not have valid travel documents, she has been handed over to the Immigration Department for further action," he told Bernama here today.
The woman was detained on Sept 29 at a Ramadan bazaar in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan and was believed to have held Nurin captive.
She was said to have sent a SMS message to Nurin's father and had also contacted the Police's Rakan Cop hotline with her mobile phone to check on developments in the case.
The woman made headlines after swallowing her phone SIM card while being brought to court on Sept 29 for an initial remand order against her. The SIM card was only retrieved six days later.
Meanwhile, an officer with the Indonesian embassy, when contacted, said it had yet to be informed about the release of the woman.