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.