| Siti Hajar |
A POLICE manhunt came to an end yesterday with the arrest of a murder suspect, who had eluded law enforcers for two days.
In a statement, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) said the Indian national, who was wanted for the murder of a foreign national and causing grievous harm to another foreigner, was discovered in a forested area of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) campus where he was believed to have been hiding since the incident took place on Saturday.
The 45-year-old man, who is believed to be of unsound mind, could face charges under the Penal Code for culpable homicide and causing grievous hurt. The victims are said to be his colleagues.
The police caught the suspect at 9.23am yesterday with the help of the Gurkha Reserve Unit and sniffer dogs, the Royal Brunei Air Force, which used aerial surveillance, and campus security officials.
The 100-strong team concentrated their search on the areas surrounding the UBD Chancellor Hall.
The suspect did not resist arrest when the personnel approached his hideout following a two-day search in sporadic downpour, especially in the evenings.
A post-mortem showed that one of the victims died of cranial cerebral injuries caused by a blunt object. The other victim is still in a critical condition.