Local musician found dead by roadside

RENOWNED local Indian singer and flautist Rathakrishnan Moses was found dead by the roadside in Klang, Makkal Osai reported.

Residents in Taman Sentosa contacted police after seeing his body at around 8.30pm on Tuesday.

Police rushed to the scene, recovered the body and determined that it was the musician.

He had extensive head injuries, which may have led to his death.

Police have reportedly arrested a woman and an Indian national in relation to the death.

> A high school student in Tamil Nadu, India, was sold to human traffickers as slave labour, the same daily reported.

The sixteen-year-old student, who has not been identified, did not return home after school.

His parents searched for him but could not find him.

They eventually questioned four of his friends from the same school who had been seen with him.

The boys, who were also not identified due to legal reasons, confessed that they had helped kidnap the boy for human traffickers, who had paid them well for their help.

Police are trying to locate and rescue the teenager.

●  The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.