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Published: Friday December 27, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday December 27, 2013 MYT 11:50:35 AM

Cops: Indian man stabbed girlfriend and himself

PETALING JAYA: The Indian national found dead at an apartment in Damansara Damai with his Malay­sian girlfriend on Dec 18 is believed to have turned the knife on himself after stabbing her.

The police believe Mohinder Pal, 24, had committed the act after killing student K. Shanmugavalli as her parents did not consent to their relationship.

The case has been classified as murder-suicide.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed said: “We believe that was what happened as there are no signs of forced entry.

“There are also no signs of another party besides the two at the scene.”

The police had said the pair had been dead for about four to six days before their bodies were found by a debt collector who went there for the monthly rental.

A knife, believed to be the murder weapon, was found beside the body of the man, who was lying face down in the living room.

Mohinder had seven stab wounds on his abdomen while Shanmuga­valli, who was clad only in her bra and panties, was found sprawled on the bed in the master bedroom with five stab wounds on the abdomen.

It is learnt that the girl had been missing from home since Dec 13 and her family had lodged a report at the Puchong police station.

The debt collector had to force open the front door to get into the apartment unit that the man had rented for about two months.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, Family & Community, murder, suicide, damansara damai

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