Crime & Courts

Murder of three Sri Lankan men motivated by money

KUALA LUMPUR: Money and debt are believed to be the main motive behind the murder of three Sri Lankan men at a rented house in Sentul on Sept 22.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid said the investigation into the case has been completed.

According to him, the main motive of this murder was related to money but he refused to divulge details.

"It has to do with money, payments, debts and so on.

"A total of eight suspects were arrested in this case, but four suspects who were arrested for protecting the two main suspects were previously released," he said in a press conference at the Sentul District Police Headquarters (IPD) here today.

Regarding the murder, Allaudeen said the autopsy found that all three victims died of suffocation.

"The examination did not find any traces of abuse on the bodies of the three victims.

"All three victims were tied together and their heads were covered with plastic, which was the cause of their death," he said.

In the incident at 11pm, the police found the bodies of the three victims on the second floor of a four-storey shop house in Jalan Perhentian, Kampung Kovil, Sentul.

Police received complaints from members of the public who heard screams and noises, suspecting a fight.

The police then found three bodies in a pile, with one of them being the son of the Sri Lankan married couple involved.

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