Friday January 11, 2013
Escapee told his wife where to have him buried
BUTTERWORTH: Escaped detainee Mohd Fairus Adam may have been expecting to be killed. Before being shot dead by police, he told his wife to have him buried at the Kampung Baru Alma cemetery if anything were to happen to him.
Mohd Fairus’ mother, from Kampung Pelet in Penanti, said she believed the 31-year-old had made the request to his wife after his escape on Monday.
Questioned further at the Seberang Jaya Hospital mortuary where she was awaiting the post mortem yesterday, the woman in her 70s who refused to be named, looked dazed and requested that reporters not ask her any more questions.
It is learnt that Mohd Fairus’ pregnant wife is due to give birth very soon.
Mohd Fairus and another suspect Mohd Noor Ahmad Mustafa, 28, were shot dead by the police at Kampung Padang Ibu in Penanti at about 1pm yesterday.
Mohd Noor’s mother-in-law, Rokiah Ismail, 56, said her daughter, Rosfarahaida Roslan, 24, had always reminded him never to attempt an escape for the sake of their children – a four-year-old son and an 18-month-old daughter.
She said the couple had known each other since their schooling days at SMK Penanti and had been married for five years.
She claimed Mohd Noor had called his wife after the escape to arrange for a meeting with his daughter.
The security officer also said Mohd Fairus and Mohd Noor had long known each other.
Mohd Noor and another escaped detainee still at large, Mohd Sharimy Nor, 28, were cousins and all three were close friends, she added.
The two detainees who were shot dead in Penanti, Central Seberang Prai, also knew the area like the back of their hands.
A villager who wished to be known as Mohammad, 35, witnessed the high-speed chase along Jalan Arumugam Pillai which ended at the Kampung Padang Ibu irrigation ca-nal.
“I was having a break at the Puncak Mutiara Café near Kampung Pelet when I saw a police car chasing a black Proton Perdana.
“The suspects then drove into Kampung Padang Ibu to escape,” he said.
Saripah Aminah Syed Hassan, 72, was collecting coconuts by the canal when the sound of gunfire disturbed the usually quiet village.
“I thought the kids here were hunting for squirrels,” she said.