Six held over murder of Indonesian migrant worker in Selangor
Police investigations indicate the murder was the result of romantic jealousy
Six Indonesians, five men and one woman, were arrested two days after an Indonesian migrant worker was found dead in a desolate area in Selangor, Malaysia on Sunday.
The Malaysian police arrested the suspects in Seri Kembangan, Nilai and Kajang on July 8 and 10, on suspicion of murder.
At 2:20 pm on July 8, the body of a man was found in the woods in the Bandar Kinrara area in Puchong. The possibility of the killing being the result of a robbery was ruled out as the victim still had 75 ringgits (US$18.6) on him.
Citing an initial investigation, the police said the motive behind the murder was a misunderstanding over relationships with a woman.
The victim, who worked at a metal products manufacturer in Selangor, suffered fatal wounds to his stomach and neck, believed to be caused by a Parang knife. The police found the knife during the arrests.
The suspects were detained to assist with the ongoing investigation.