Body of plantation worker found covered in stab wounds

KOTA TINGGI: A body of an Indonesia man was found inside a water retention hole at the entrance of Kambau Estate near here.

It was covered in stab wounds.

Johor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Kamaluddin Kassim said the body of the 37-year old victim identified as Rizal was discovered by another plantation worker at about 10.25pm on Nov 4

“There were five stab wounds in the victim’s chest, abdomen and his back and police also found a red identity card from the crime scene,’’ he said adding that the victim was from Lombok, with a last-known address at Kampung Perapat, Tanjung Sedili.

The body has been sent to Kota Tinggi Hospital for a post-mortem and the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

In unrelated matter, SAC Kamaluddin said police have detained another suspect believed to be involved in a murder case at a low-cost flat in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah in Skudai, Johor Baru on Nov 1.

He said the 28-year old suspect was caught in Johor Baru at around 8.30pm on Nov 4, adding with the latest arrest, four suspects aged between 28 and 46-year old have been detained to assist police with investigation in relation to the murdered case.

“We believe we have solved the case and two of the suspects will be produced in court within the next few days’’ said SAC Kamaluddin.

In the Nov 1, case, a 59-year old cleaner K.Kamala and her male friend S. Silvaraja, 51, were found dead with slashed wounds on their back and neck on the third-floor of the low-cost flat.


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