Thursday, December 22, 2011
Jealousy theory behind stabbing Woman knifed 20 times seen waving for help from shophouse window earlier
WORDS OF COMFORT: Yusak (centre) being consoled by family members at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary yesterday
To her friends, Rozanah Mohd Yusak was a free spirit, a cheerful personality who made friends easily and was well-liked by everyone.
So what could have driven a man to brutally knife her 20 times and leave her to die at her home?
This is the question on the minds of her friends and family, who are in a state of disbelief over her killing.
“This is shocking, I can’t believe she is no more with us. How could anyone be so brutal?” asked her father, Yusak Suparman, at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital yesterday.
Rozanah, 35, was found dead by a passer-by who saw her waving for help from the window of her rented shophouse in Desa Kepong here at 2am yesterday.
By the time the passer-by reached the shop, Rozanah had already died from her injuries.
Checks revealed she was stabbed 15 times on her back, three times on her left elbow and twice on her rib cage.
Yusak, who found out about the killing from a cousin, said his wife was too distraught and had kept to herself since.
He said the family last met Rozanah last week at their home in Ijok when she came to visit on her off-day.
“She came back home and was happy to see us. She spent the day with us and seemed happy and cheerful as usual.”
Yusak said that during the visit, Rozanah asked him to buy her a laptop.
“It was a strange request because she had never asked me for anything before. But I got one for her anyway,” said the 64-year-old government retiree,” he said.
Yusak said his daughter had been working for the past 10 years as an insurance agent with a local bank.