Cosplay murder suspect: I don’t know why I did it

A photo of 15-year-old Ng Yuk Tim from her mother’s Facebook page.
A photo of 15-year-old Ng Yuk Tim from her mother’s Facebook page.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — The man suspected of being the alleged killer of 15-year-old Ng Yuk Tim after a Cosplay date gone wrong was unable to offer an answer today for what is probably the one question on the minds of the girl’s bereaved mother and the public.

“I don’t know,” he replied to questions from reporters when he was brought by police to the Petaling Jaya Magistrates Court for a remand hearing.

Reporters had asked him “why did you do this?” to which the man could only offer a reply that is not likely to comfort the family of Ng.

Asked if he regretted his actions, he offered: “It’s too late for me to regret.”

Ng’s body was found yesterday stuffed in a green suitcase in Shah Alam, following a date with a man to make a Cosplay uniform The man is being remanded by police until October 29 to help investigations into the murder.

Yesterday’s discovery of the body followed the arrest of the 23-year-old man.

Ng was believed to have met the man at his home in Petaling Jaya to put together a Cosplay uniform.

The man is thought to have made sexual advances towards her, and she was struck by dumbbell and killed after she resisted.

Ng had left her Bandar Tun Razak home around 11am on Monday and travelled by LRT to Kelana Jaya to meet the man.

The 23-year-old man had been brought to the Petaling Jaya police district headquarters yesterday evening for questioning.

It is understood that the man had led police to the discovery of the body.

It is also said that he has confessed to trying to rape the girl before striking her with a dumbbell, killing her on the spot.

The man initially claimed that he had dropped her off at the Kelana Jaya LRT station at about 3.30pm.

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