KLANG: The woman whose body was found encased in cement in a bathroom of a house 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 in the midst of getting further details from the Indian High Commission and will be contacting the victim’s family.
“She was the girlfriend of a man who was the previous tenant of the house,” he said when contacted yesterday.
Comm Hussein said the main suspect is an Indian national, who is one of the two suspects wanted by police for the murder probe.
“We are seeking the assistance of the Indian High Commission and Indian police to track down and arrest the suspects,” he said.
Comm Hussein said so far, police have called up 10 witnesses in its investigation.
“We hope with the new developments, the case could be completed soon,” he said.
He also said police had obtained a sketch of the victim based on witness statements.
“We urge those with information on the victim, or who knew her, to contact the nearest police station,” he said.
Police had previously detained a 53-year-old foreign man and were tracking down two other foreigners in connection with the case.
The body was discovered at 10.58pm on Dec 3 by a foreign man, who was assigned to conduct house repairs.
“Initial investigations revealed that the house was previously rented by two foreign men for two years, from August 2019 until October last year.
“Before renting it to other tenants, the house owner inspected the toilet and discovered that the water tub was covered with cement.
“The previous tenant gave an excuse that there was liquid from a rat carcass flowing into the water tub,” Comm Hussein had said.
The house owner then hired foreign workers to fix the roof of the house last month, he said.
“A worker 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.