In a shocking turn of events, a gruesome discovery unfolded in a four-story shop-house on Jalan Perhentian Kampung Kovil Hilir, Sentul, as three lifeless bodies were found bound in a storage room. The police investigation was initiated following reports of a violent altercation, culminating in the unsettling revelation of the deceased men, late last night.
A team of patrolling police officers rushed to the scene in their patrol vehicle (MPV) after receiving an emergency call via the MERS 999 hotline at approximately 11 p.m.
Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid, the Chief of Police in Kuala Lumpur, reported that all three bodies, believed to be victims of homicide, were discovered in a tightly bound condition within a storage room within the premises.
According to initial investigations, the five-bedroom rental house was occupied by a married Sri Lankan couple in their 40s, along with their adult son and two other male compatriots aged between their 20s and 30s.
"It is suspected that the altercation took place between the married couple and two other Sri Lankan men, alleged to be their friends from Klang, Selangor, who had been visiting and staying at the location for the past two days," Allaudeen stated during a press conference at the Sentul District Police Headquarters today.
Further elaborating, he revealed that upon police arrival, the two implicated men had already fled the scene and have now become prime suspects in this gruesome homicide case.
Allaudeen added that it appeared the married couple residing in the house was unaware of the murders taking place within their home, involving their own son and two other residents.
"The other two male victims were in separate rooms within the house, and their locations were somewhat isolated. It was only after the police conducted a thorough examination that the bodies of all victims were discovered."
"All three bodies were found tightly bound in a storage room. Their hands and feet were bound, and their heads were wrapped in plastic. One of the victims was found unclothed, and there were signs of violence," he stated.
According to Allaudeen, this incident is believed to have been premeditated by the two suspects, who had known the married couple for approximately six months. However, he noted that the police have not yet determined the motive behind the murders, and further investigations are currently underway.
Meanwhile, the forensic unit of the Kuala Lumpur Police conducted an on-site examination and discovered a knife believed to have been used in the commission of the crime.
"As a result of our investigative efforts regarding the married couple, we have successfully identified the identities of the two suspects, and efforts to locate them are currently in progress."
"The married couple has been remanded for seven days starting today until September 29 to assist in the investigation. The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which pertains to murder," he concluded.
Allaudeen revealed that a check showed that the married couple and the three victims possessed valid travel documents and were employed in the country.
The three deceased bodies have been sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital Forensic Medicine Department (HKL) for autopsy procedures scheduled for both morning and afternoon sessions today.