Crime of passion: Three Indonesians nabbed over Bangladeshi murder in Shah AlamDecember 16, 2016 @ 5:15PM
By C. Premananthini
SHAH ALAM: Police have arrested three Indonesian men suspected to be involved in the murder of a Bangladeshi national three months ago in Section 30.
The men, aged between 18 and 25, were nabbed separately at Bandar Putra Klang and Kuala Langat on Dec 13.
Five handphones were seized from the suspects to facilitate investigations.
Shah Alam police chief Assistant Commissioner Shafien Mamat said on Oct 19, police found the victim's body by the roadside in Section 30 at 10.40am.
"The victim had multiple slash wounds on his neck and stomach. At the time, we could not identify the body as we did not have enough information. The victim too did not carry any identification document."
The break, he said came a week after the body was found where witnesses claimed to have spotted the victim being dropped off by a taxi at a 'rumah kongsi' (workers' quarters) where the suspects were staying.
"We manage to locate the taxi driver and upon further investigations were able to solve the case," he told a Press conference today.
Shafien said following the arrests, one of the suspects admitted to be involved in the killing. All of them have been remanded until Dec 20 to assist the police investigation.
He said police checks showed that jealousy was believed to be the motive behind the murder.
"It appears that the suspect's wife was having an affair with the victim," he said.
However, Shafien added that investigation was still ongoing and police were still looking for a 'taji' (a curved knifed resembling a claw), believed to be the weapon used in the murder.