JOHOR BARU: A youth detained over the murder of a woman and her daughter in Ulu Tiram in September has been found hanged in the lockup of the Ulu Choh Remand Centre here, according to police.
Iskandar Puteri Police chief Supt Noor Hashim Mohamad said the 20-year-old youth was found hanged by a piece of cloth from a small window seven feet high by a patrolling warden at 3.06am yesterday.
The warden summoned the help of colleagues and they quickly cut the cloth and brought the youth down, he said in a statement.
“The detainee was taken to the Sultan Ismail Hospital and was confirmed to have died,” he added.
The youth and another, also 20, had been charged in the Johor Baru Magistrate’s Court with the double murder. FMT