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Police make arrest, launch manhunt after woman's body found encased in cement [NSTTV]

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested a foreign man in connection with an unidentified woman's body found buried in cement in the bathroom of a house in Kampung Pendamar, Klang.

A manhunt for another two men has also been launched.

Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the arrested 53-year-old will be remanded at the Klang Magistrate Court later today.

"The police identified two more men, Ranjit Singh dan Mandeep Singh, foreigners, who have links to the case.

"They were the previous tenants of the house," he said in a statement released last night.

Police received a report from a local man at 10.58pm two days ago on the discovery of the body in a bathroom of the house.

Further investigation found that the complainant had rented out his house in Kampung Pendamar to two foreign men for two years from between August 2019 and October 2021.

Before renting it out, he inspected the house and found that a section of the bathroom wall was cemented.

When he asked the two tenants regarding the matter, they explained that water dripping from rotting dead rats in the wall was leaking into the water reservoir, which prompted them to cement and cover it.

He then proceeded to rent it out to other tenants without suspecting anything foul.

The discovery of the body was made when a foreign worker repairing the roof of the house last month told him about the matter.

Since the man has returned to his hometown, the complainant lodged a report to verify the information.

"The police together with the Fire and Rescue Department, Forensic Unit and the Criminal Investigation Department of the Selangor police headquarters went to the scene of the incident.

"The body of an adult woman was found and retrieved before being sent to Shah Alam Hospital for a post-mortem examination scheduled on Dec 6.

"The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code," he said.

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