KUALA LUMPUR: The skeletal remains of a woman was found bound and submerged in human faeces inside the septic tank of an incomplete bungalow in Bukit Damansara, Thursday evening.
The body, believed to be that of an Indonesian woman, was found at about 6.30pm by a group of workers renovating the bungalow along Jalan Setia Murni 11, who notified a police patrol.
Authorities spent about three-hours to extricate the body out of the septic tank which was brought to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a postmortem. The victim is estimated to have been dead for over a week.
Brickfields OCPD ACP Muhammad Azlee Abdullah said the case was being investigated as a murder and that police had arrested eight Bangladeshi men, who were believed to have been living as squatters in the bungalow.
Jalan Travers police station officer-in-charge Chief Insp Edmond Wong said the body had been tied up with rope.
At the scene, Police and Fire and Rescue Department officers can be heard drilling away inside the bungalow in the affluent neighbourhood. Ever so often, masked officers had to exit the compound to catch a breath and to wash themselves.
KL Fire and Rescue Department assistant operations director Azizan Ismail said officers had to drain out the liquid and sludge inside the tank to find pieces of the body which had decomposed severely.