SHAH ALAM: Police are looking for two foreigners after finding a corpse cemented in a water tank of a bathroom, in Kampung Pendamar, Klang, on Monday (Dec 4).
Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the two foreigners, identified as Ranjit Singh and Mandeep Singh, are believed to be involved in the case since both were the tenants who had rented the house.
"Members of the public with information on the case can contact the South Klang police headquarters at 03-3376 2222 or any nearby police station,” he said in a statement Monday night.
Comm Hussein also advised members of the public not share any pictures through social media as such pictures can cause panic among the people.
Earlier, Comm Hussein said police had received a report from a local man that he was informed by a foreigner that there was a corpse in the water tank of the house that he had rented out, at 10.58pm on Dec 3.
"Investigations revealed that the person who lodged the report had rented his house in Kampung Pendamar, Klang to two foreigners for about two years, starting from 2019 to Oct 2021.
"Before renting out the house to another tenant, the owner had inspected the water tank and found it was cemented,” he said.
Comm Hussein said the previous tenant had claimed that the area was cemented because rat droppings were seeping into the water tank. The owner, not suspecting anything, later rented the house to another tenant.
Last month, the owner had asked a foreigner to repair a leak in the roof of the house and upon paying the worker, he was informed that there was a corpse in the water tank.
"Information was received that one of the two previous tenants had returned to his country of origin. The owner, therefore, decided to lodge a police report.
"Police together with the Fire and Rescue Department and Forensics Unit from Selangor broke down the cemented part and found a corpse, believed to be a woman,” he said.
Hussein added that the remains were sent to the Shah Alam Hospital for a post-mortem.
He added that an investigation paper had been opened and a 53-year-old suspect detained and the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Panel Code for murder. - Bernama