IPOH: A post-mortem examination conducted on the decomposed body of a woman which was found in Jalan Besar Tambun here today revealed that she died of manual strangulation.
Perak police chief Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said that the post-mortem examination on the woman was conducted at Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB) here.
"Based on the autopsy result, the cause of the death is due to manual strangulation," he said in a statement today.
Following this, said Yusri, the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
The body is of a 23-year-old woman based on the tattoo on her arm and finger, he said.
"Police also found a mobile phone belonging to the woman."
Yusri added that those with information on the case should contact senior investigating officer Assistant Commissioner Chua Sze Yuan at 012-6195312 or the nearest police station.
Police discovered the woman's body by chance while investigating an accident at a traffic light junction in Jalan Besar Tambun here.
The body was found about 3m away from a Proton Saga Aeroback which was involved in an accident and had landed in a drain.
It was learnt that the car was driven by a man who was heading towards Ipoh from Tanjung Rambutan.
Following the 5am accident, a team of traffic policemen arrived at the scene about half an hour later to conduct investigations.
A foul stench emanated from a nearby drain which led them to the decomposing body of the woman.