Gruesome find outside hotel


A MAN was found dead with his neck almost severed along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Kuala Lumpur, reported Kosmo!

Mugunthan Maran, 29, who was in a bitter child custody battle with his ex-wife after getting divorced recently, was found in a pool of blood in front of a hotel.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zainuddin Ahmad said the contract worker had been working for a private company in Singapore.

“Information from the CCTV in the hotel showed a man wearing a helmet attacking Mugunthan from behind,” he said.

No valuables were taken from Mugunthan, who had earlier told his father that he was going to Puchong to meet his friends.


> A Myanmar national was brutally murdered while delivering groceries to a nearby hawker stall in Subang Jaya, reported Sinar Harian.

Khin Win Maung, 34, suffered three slashes to his neck and other injuries on his back, believed to have been inflicted by a sharp object, as well as two blows to his head.

Witness Waliah Made, 55, said during the incident on Tuesday, Khin had tried to stand up and run after he was slashed by a man.

“But the man, who was accompanied by a woman, continued slashing him.

“Then, he stopped moving,” said the nasi lemak seller.

The Myanmar national, he added, was chased for 20m before he was slashed.

The motive for the murder was believed to have been revenge stemming from a dispute among some Myanmar nationals last Sunday.


> Sinar Harian reported that a 68-year-old woman in Subang Jaya lost RM1.12mil in savings to a syndicate known as the Macau scam.

The woman only realised that she had been conned when she could no longer contact the Bank Negara officer who had earlier convinced her to transfer her savings into another bank account.

According to sources, three people, aged between 25 and 30, were later detained in Kuala Lumpur.

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