TAPAH: A family of four who are suspected of murdering at least four people here were brought to the magistrate’s court Friday morning following the expiration of their remand orders.
The four were ushered into the courthouse under heavy police presence after arriving in two police vehicles at about 8.20am.
After about 30 minutes in the magistrate’s chambers, the four were taken to the police headquarters here where further reports are expected to be lodged against them.
On Monday, the suspects â€“ a 57-year-old mechanic, his wife, 54, and their two sons, aged 20 and 17 â€“ were arrested by police at their house cum workshop along Jalan Pahang here where the murders allegedly took place.
It was reported that the disappearance of a land broker on Aug 28 had led police to a dilapidated wooden house where the four victims were believed to have been beaten to death, their remains burnt and ashes scattered into a river behind the house.
Police have yet to release the identities of the victims although the families of four missing persons have come forward to say that their loved ones could be those murdered.
The four suspects are expected to be rearrested and remanded later in the day.