Temple priest among two dead in brutal murder

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  • Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015

Police examining the remains of the Hindu priest at KM10 Jalan Bristol.

RAWANG: Two men, including a temple priest, were found dead in a car at KM10 Jalan Bristol here.

The two, whose identities were withheld by police, were found by passers-by at about 8.50am on Tuesday.

Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Ali Ahmad said police were immediately deployed to the scene where the bodies were found in a green Perodua Kembara.

"The driver was found his throat slit while the other was strangled to death with a seat belt," he said, adding that the victims were 23 years old.

ACP Ali said preliminary investigations revealed that the two were on the way to Kuang with four other friends when a heated argument broke out at about 1.30am.

"One of the suspects, who was seated in the back of the car, made some jokes about the driver's soft personality. Enraged by it, the driver whipped out a penknife and threatened the suspects.

"One of the suspects then snatched the knife and immediately slit the neck of the driver, who is also a priest," he said.

The second victim, who was sleeping at the time of the incident, was immediately awoken.

Shocked at what had happened, he told the suspects that he would alert the police.

"That prompted the suspects to strangle him using a seat belt from behind," he said.

ACP Ali said two of the four suspects were nabbed at about 9.30am, an hour after police were alerted of the incident.

"We have identified the other two suspects and are in the midst of tracking them down," he said.
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