KUALA LUMPUR: A wiring technician attempted suicide after allegedly beating his girlfriend to death in a crime of passion at Taman Jinjang Baru, Jinjang here.
Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy said police received a report at about 6.28am Saturday of a man attempting suicide in a flat unit at Taman Jinjang Baru, although it was not specified who made the call.
A team of police officers reached the scene at about 6.35am and met the 36-year-old technician at the front door. There was blood oozing from his left wrist.
"His 36-year-old girlfriend was lying dead in the living room, her eyes and left arm bruised.
"He said that she had been dead for 12 hours and that he killed her due to family problems," ACP Munusamy explained.
ACP Munusamy said the couple were not married but had been living together for five years.
"They have a four-year-old daughter together.
"The technician sent his daughter to his father-in-law's house in Rawang and told him to take care of the child because her mother had died.
"He said that he had beaten up his girlfriend out of jealousy," he explained.
According to ACP Munusamy, the technician claimed that they had been fighting since Thursday because his girlfriend refused to come home and take care of their daughter.
"He suspected that his girlfriend was having an affair with another man.
"She was working as a beer promoter in a pub," he noted.
The family had just moved into the house about a month ago.
The deceased was sent to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for a post-mortem.
The technician will be remanded until July 21 to facilitate investigations.The case has been classified as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
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