Two men arrested in connection with gruesome murder


PETALING JAYA: Two contractors have been arrested in connection with the gruesome murder at Kota Warisan.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Fadzil Ahmat said the two, aged 37 and 42, were nabbed after the charred remains of the victim were found in a torched Toyota Harrier MPV on Wednesday (Oct 28).

The body is believed to be of a site engineer that the two men were friends with but police are waiting for a DNA test to confirm the identity.

He said checks on the torched vehicle's chassis number revealed it belonged to the 42-year-old site engineer.

"We are waiting for DNA results from the family members of the vehicle owner.

"This will verify, through DNA analysis, the identity of the body which was burnt beyond recognition," he said in a statement on Friday (Oct 30).

SAC Fadzil added that a post-mortem revealed that the victim died due to slash wounds from a sharp object and not from being burnt.

The duo will be remanded seven days to facilitate further investigations, he said while adding that the motive is still under investigation.

Police were alerted to the crime after receiving a distress call about an explosion around 3.30am.

Investigators went to the scene and found the burnt wreckage.

The fire was put out by the Fire and Rescue Department and a burnt body was found in the front passenger seat.

The body was 90% burnt and had to be removed by the Fire and Rescue Department.

Checks at the scene also revealed burn marks 10m away from the wreckage.

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