51-year-old traditional medicine practitioner arrested after 41-year-old woman died during treatment in Ampang


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Ampang police were alerted to the death of a woman after the victim’s mother filed a report on Tuesday.

In a report by Harian Metro, the 41-year-old allegedly suffered from hysteria eight years ago and underwent psychiatric treatment in hospital.

Police say the woman sought traditional medical treatment for an undisclosed illness last week and became the patient of a 51-year-old female traditional medicine practitioner.

Sadly, the woman’s mother found her lying unconscious in the living room of the practitioner’s terraced house in Pandan Perdana, Ampang on July 27.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene pronounced the woman dead, The Sun reported.

Police have arrested the traditional medicine practitioner and will seek a remand order to keep her in custody today.

The case is being investigated under Article 302 of the Penal Code for murder. If found guilty, the accused faces the death penalty.

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