IPOH: Seven men, including two that are still on the loose, will be charged at the Magistrate Court here for allegedly murdering a man whose body was found in a river at Pasir Puteh here.
Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said five of the men will be charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code on Friday (June 11), while a manhunt is on for the other two individuals.
ACP A. Asmadi said the two individuals are Harjit Singh Terlok Singh, also known as Kishen, 25, whose last known address was Taman Menglembu Impiana Adril, and Muralitharan Muniandy, or Murali, 23, whose last known address was Lorong Sungai Choh, Tanjung Rambutan.
"Those with information of the whereabouts of the two men can contact investigating officer Asst Supt Shamrul Harun at 019-5000 739 or 05-2451592," he said in a statement on Thursday (June 10).
It had been reported that the body of a man was found floating in Sungai Desa Aman on May 26.
A post mortem revealed that there were several injuries, believed to have been caused by blunt objects.
ACP A. Asmadi said the police had earlier arrested six men, aged between 25 and 48, during its investigations on the matter between May 30 and June 2.
"All of them have prior crime cases.
"We found that the deceased was kidnapped by the group on May 24 near Pekan Baru and had been beaten up," he said.
"One of the six men who was arrested has been released on bail," he added.