Kim Jong-nam Death: Malaysian Police Arrests Female Suspect
Feb 16, 2017 04:17 AM EST
Malaysian police have confined a woman holding a Vietnamese international ID and are looking for other remote suspects for an examination concerning the evident death of Kim Jong-nam, the relative of the North Korean pioneer Kim Jong-un.
The Malaysian Inspector general said Doan Thi Huong, 28-year-old woman, had been identified from CCTV footage and was alone prior of her arrest, reported Telegraph.
The estranged older brother once viewed as the family heir apparent and beneficiary but live life in exile. He was reportedly told medics at Kuala Lumpur airport on Monday that he was assaulted "from behind" with a chemical spray while waiting to board a 10.50am flight to Macau, where he had lived.
He was pronounced dead in an ambulance en-route to the nearby hospital. Malaysian government sources assert North Korean authorities in Malaysia objected a post-mortem examination being directed on the body.
The prominent killing has pulled in global interest, with South Korea's spy organization saying on Wednesday that two ladies, thought to be North Korean agents, had harmed the outcast.
The theory that Kim had been focused by spies from the nation he cleared out over 15 years prior assembled pace after Malaysian authorities discharged a CCTV image to show one of the alleged attackers as she sat tight for a taxi outside the airplane terminal not long after the episode.
Malaysian local news Malay Mail daily also published a grainy photograph of a lady it said was associated by police with contribution in the murder. The image showed a young female, holding a bag and wearing a white jumper that said "LOL" in large dark print over the front. However, it is not clear if this is a similar lady arrested by the police.
Workers in shops and bistros at the air terminal said police had requested everybody working there not to share any data about the assault. At the hospital Kim was taken to, three officers spoken to the nurses on Wednesday morning. At first, Kim was having a headache and was about faint. Once at the facility, he seemed to have a mellow seizure.
South Korean intelligence officials said the regime had been planning his assassination for five years.
Kim Jong-nam claimed to have no political ambitions and appeared to have few links with senior generals in North Korea that might make him seem a threat to Kim Jong-un's rule.