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Police officer tells why he left maid in water tank

Published on Mar 28, 2013 9:48 AM
Ms Ruliyawati drowned in a rooftop water tank in May 2011. -- FILE PHOTO

A POLICE officer who found a maid's body submerged in a water tank told an inquiry into her death on Wednesday that he did not pull her out immediately because "I did not want to put myself at risk".

Sergeant Mohd Faizal Mohamad went to the 16th floor rooftop at 10.10am after a cleaning supervisor called the police to report seeing one of his colleagues acting suspiciously with Indonesian domestic worker Ms Ruliyawati, 30.

Her family's lawyer Mohamed Muzammil Mohamed said that her body was in water 1.2m deep in the 2.2m high tank.

Grilled by the lawyer why he did not pull her out, Sgt Mohd Faizal said it was dark and he could not see how deep the water was.

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