Singaporean man arrested for gruesome murder of woman, boy in Melaka

Singaporean man arrested for gruesome murder of woman, boy in Melaka

Melaka body parts murder
A worker who was cutting grass found dismembered body parts at Kampung Ladang in Krubong, Melaka on Oct 10, 2019. (Photo: Bernama)

MELAKA: A Singapore man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a gruesome murder in Melaka, local police said on Friday (Oct 11).

In a media statement, Melaka police chief Deputy Commissioner Mat Kasim Karim said the suspect was arrested in Singapore with the assistance of the Singapore Police Force (SPF).

He added that a warrant of arrest had been issued for the suspect and efforts were under way to extradite him to Malaysia where he will be remanded.

SPF confirmed that it received a request for assistance from Malaysian police on the murder case. It arrested the 31-year-old suspect and handed him over to Malaysian police on Friday. 

According to Melaka police, a worker who was cutting grass stumbled upon dismembered body parts at Kampung Ladang in Krubong, Melaka on Thursday.

He found eight body parts and lodged a police report immediately at the Tanjung Minyak police station.

The victims were a 27-year-old woman and an 11-year-old boy, a Melaka police spokesperson told CNA.

Based on preliminary investigations, police said the murder is believed to have happened at a double-storey house belonging to the woman.

Police found bloodstains in a room on the ground floor. Further investigations into the case are ongoing. 

Source: CNA/am(tx)

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