KLANG: The woman who was found encased in cement in a bathroom at Kampung Pendamar here has been identified as an Indian national.
Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the victim was in her 30s and 160cm tall.
"We are getting further details from the Indian Embassy and will contact the victim's family.
"She was the girlfriend of a man, who was the previous tenant of the house," he said when contacted on Saturday (Dec 9).
Comm Hussein said the main suspect is an Indian national, who is one of the two suspects wanted by police for the murder investigation.
"We have positively identified the main suspect.
"We are seeking the assistance of the Indian Embassy and Indian police to track down and arrest the suspects," he said.
Comm Hussein said that the police have called 10 witnesses to assist with the investigation.
"We hope, with the new developments, the case could be completed soon," he said.
He also said that police obtained a sketch of the victim based on witnesses' statements.
"We urge those with information on the victim or knew her to contact the nearest police station," he said.
Police previously detained a 53-year-old foreign man and tracked down two other foreigners in connection with the murder of a woman found encased in cement at a house in Kampung Pendamar in Klang.
The body was discovered at about 10.58pm on Sunday (Dec 3) by a foreign man who was assigned to conduct repairs on the home.
"Initial investigations revealed that the house was previously rented by two foreign men for two years, from August 2019 to Oct last year.
"Before renting it to other tenants, the house owner inspected the toilet and discovered the water tub covered with cement. The previous tenant gave an excuse that liquid from a rat carcass was flowing into the tub," said Comm Hussein.
He said the house owner then hired foreign workers to fix the house's roof last month.
"The workers then informed the owner that there was a body in the water tub encased in cement. The owner then alerted the police," he said.
Comm Hussein said the body was recovered after the water tub was smashed.