(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Two suspects have surrendered to the Malaysian police over the murder of three Sri Lankans in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.
According to the Sri Lankan High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, the two suspects in question are also Sri Lankans.
On Friday (Sept. 22), the Malaysian police found the bodies of three men piled up on top of each other, with their limbs tied and heads covered in plastic bags, at a shophouse on Perhentian Street in Lower Kovil Village, Sentul.
The shophouse was found to be owned by a married couple.
The couple’s son was also among the victims. The other two victims were reportedly tenants renting a room within the premises. They were aged between 20 and 40 years.
The police later revealed that they are on a manhunt for two Sri Lankan suspects, who were staying at the couple’s place on the second floor of the shophouse.
The neighbours had reported the murders to the police after hearing shouts resembling a fight coming from the establishment.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid was quoted as saying the 40-year-old couple and their son had known the suspects, who are supposedly from Klang, for six months. The duo had stayed at their house for two days.
The motive behind the murders is yet to be ascertained.