Four men aged between 20 to 25, suspected of murdering a 20-year-old cook in Subang Jaya, have been arrested on Monday night.
The victim, whose body was found in large black bag in a rubbish dump at Persiaran Kewajipan near Federal Highway, was strangled with an electrical cable before he was stabbed and had his throat slit.
The men are suspected of disposing his body at a rubbish dump. The victim’s housemate is amongst the suspects.
According to The Sun Daily, Subang Jaya police chief ACP Abdul Khalid Othman said the victim’s 60-year-old aunt called the police after she couldn’t reach her nephew who calls her daily on Sunday.
The aunt, police and employer had found the house in a state of mess when they went to the victim’s rented apartment at Jalan Kemajuan Subang. While the victim was not there, traces of blood were found in the bathroom.
According to recordings of closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) of the apartment, three unidentified men were spotted entering the victim’s apartment 30 minutes before the victim was seen coming home.
The victim’s personal documents, wallet, a carpet and a cloth were found dumped under a bridge in SS16, Subang Jaya which led to the tracing of the victim’s body.
Speaking to The Sun Daily, Abd Khalid said, “Initial investigations revealed that the three men, including the victim’s housemate, were at the house when the victim arrived. They attacked him soon after and the CCTV recording showed the three men leaving the place with a heavy bag about an hour later. The suspects fled after dumping his body about a kilometre away from the apartment.”
The suspects are now being held under a remand order while police conduct further investigations. Abd Khalid also stated that two of the suspects had past criminal records.