JOHOR BARU: An engineer of an oil exploration company in Singapore was killed, believed to be for his attempt to charm another man’s girlfriend.
His body was found buried in an undergrowth at KM25.9 of the Malaysia-Singapore second Link Expressway here yesterday.
Johor police chief Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said the victim, identified as Tan Chuen Take, 31, had been reported missing from his house in Taman Dato Chellam here since June 26.
He was believed to have been abducted by a couple and then killed.
Following the missing person report, police detained a man and a woman, aged 32 and 22, respectively, at a house in Taman Indahpura, Kulai, at 3am yesterday.
“One of the suspects then led police to the location where the body was buried,” he added.
He said initial investigation found that the motive for the abduction and murder was vengeance and jealousy.
Both the suspects are in remand for investigation for kidnapping and murder, he added.