Two arrested over legless body case
Two suspects have been arrested in relation to the legless body stuffed in a suitcase found along Syed Alwi Road on Wednesday.
The two men, both Pakistan nationals aged 25 and 43, were picked up around 3pm on Thursday in the vicinity of Rowell Road after an operation involving more than 100 police officers, a police statement said.
The police believe that the dead man is a Pakistani aged 59.
The case has been re-classified as murder with investigations still ongoing.
The suspects will be produced in court on Saturday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police and Director of the Criminal Investigation Department Hoong Wee Teck said: "This is a serious crime which the police had devoted extensive resources and efforts to have it solved expeditiously. Police are committed to solve crimes and we will spare no effort to track down criminals and ensure that they are brought to justice and face the full brunt of the law."
The body was discovered near the junction of Syed Alwi Road and King George's Avenue in the Jalan Besar area.
Police received a call at 6.04pm on Wednesday and officers arrived on the scene to find a bloody suitcase containing a male body without legs.