Police have obtained an order to extend the remand of three out of five suspects in the murder of two British medical students last week.
The order was issued by Magistrate Portia Tham Ong Leng, who also ordered the suspects, aged 19, 23 and 29, to be produced again before the court on Aug 20.
In the application, made under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code, submitted by investigating officer, ASP Rejali Angong, stated that the police needed time to complete their investigation.
Newcastle University students Aidan Grunger, 22, and Neil Dalton, 23, were found dead on the street at Jalan Abell, Padungan here at about 4.15 am last Aug 6.
The three suspects were rounded up in separate places around the city here on the same day.
Police had also arrested two other suspects, aged 35 and 55, on Aug 7 and 8, respectively. — BERNAMA