KUALA KANGSAR – A still smouldering body believed to be a murder victim was stumbled upon by passer-by near a river in Kampung Talang Hulu here, yesterday.
Perak police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the body believed to be that of a female victim was discovered at about 3.05pm.
“Kuala Kangsar district police received a call from a member of the public yesterday on the discovery of a smouldering body without (any) identity near the river.
“Police were immediately dispatched to the scene and confirmed the finding. They were also assisted by a forensic team and dog tracker (K9) unit there,” he said in a statement.
Mior Faridalathrash said that initial checks carried out on the body showed that the victim was believed to have been killed before being burned at the same location.
“Based on the physical attributes, the victim is believed to be a woman. However, her identity remains unknown.
“The body was sent to the Forensic Unit of Kuala Kangsar Hospital for post-mortem to determine the cause of death,” he said.
Mior Faridalathrash said the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
He urged those with information on the case or loss of any family member to contact the nearest police station or investigating officer, Assistant Superintendent Mohd Subkey Alias at 013-928 5436.
Source: NEW STRAITS TIMES