PETALING JAYA: An Indian national stabbed his girlfriend 18 times with a paring knife in a jealous rage at a condominium unit in Kelana Jaya, police said.
Petaling Jaya police chief Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said the details of the June 2 incident came to light when a 30-year-old suspect was caught trespassing on the Express Rail Link (ERL) by an auxiliary police team a day after the incident.
He said the suspect was then handed over to the police and confessed during questioning to killing his 40-year-old girlfriend, also an Indian citizen, between 4pm and 6pm the previous day.
According to Fakhrudin, the suspect killed his lover out of jealousy because he believed she was having an affair with their housemate.
“A police team then went to the condominium to find six foreigners, including a woman, and a local man there,” he told a press conference today.
He said the suspect led police to the victim’s room where they found her lying lifeless in a pool of blood. A knife, believed to be the murder weapon, was found nearby.
Fakhrudin said the victim had left her husband and children in India to come to Malaysia with the suspect about three months ago on a social visit pass.
The woman was employed as a hairdresser in Kota Damansara, while the suspect works as a restaurant waiter at a shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur.
The suspect and the seven other occupants of the condominium unit have been remanded for seven days since June 4 to assist in the investigation.