JOHOR BAHARU: A woman who escaped from police detentionÂ at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) here yesterday was arrested at the Ayer Keroh Rest and Service Area (RSA) in Melaka today, police said.
Johor CID chief Datuk Hasnan Hassan said in a statement here the arrest ofÂ Muhdalena Ahmad within 24 hours was attributed to the quick action by police andÂ a public tip-off.
“The suspect is now being held under Section 224 of the Penal Code forÂ fleeing from lawful custody. She will be remanded until tomorrow,” he said.
He, however, did not say how the woman managed to reach the rest area.
Meanwhile, three police personnel, two men and a woman, have been detainedÂ to assist investigations under Section 223 of the Penal Code for negligence.
They will be remanded until tomorrow.
Muhdalena, 30, who was involved in an amok case in front of Complex B of theÂ Prime Minister’s Department in Putrajaya two years ago, was warded at the HSA on Sunday for delivery of a baby and was missing from the hospital at about 9 am.–BERNAMA