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Thursday March 21, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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KLUANG: In what is believed to be a macabre ritual, the severed head of a homeless man was found inside a Hindu temple at an oil palm plantation near Sri Lalang here.
The head was placed on top of a pedestal used to burn camphor.
Kluang OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Majid Mohd Ali said the temple caretaker made the grotesque find at around 7.30am.
The caretaker had allegedly disrupted a group of men who were conducting the ritual using the man's head.
Upon noticing the caretaker, the group fled in four cars.
ACP Abdul Majid said initial investigation revealed that the victim, believed to be 62, was murdered at another location before his head was brought to the temple, adding that police believed three people, aged between 30 and 50, were involved in the incident.
“Based on the marks along the neck area, we believe the suspects had used a sharp weapon to behead the victim.
“We also believe the man was murdered about eight hours before his head was discovered,” he said, adding that police were now looking for the victim's body.
ACP Abdul Majid said the man was a vagrant who was often seen in a drunken state, sleeping at the temple.
“Police believe the man was beheaded for a ritual,” he said.
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