Murder or sudden death? Two bodies found on same road in Penang town on X'mas Day
Several members of the public will remember Christmas Day for the wrong reason.
This morning, they found the decomposing body of a man in Bukit Mertajam, a town on mainland Penang. His right hand had been severed.
Hours later, another body was found at a separate location on the same road in Jalan Sungai Lembu, Machang Bubok, Malaysian media Bernama and The Star reported.
Both dead men are believed to be foreigners.
Penang Deputy CID chief ACP P.R Gunarajan said of the first incident:
"The victim, in his 30s, is believed to have been murdered three or four days ago since the body was in a decomposing stage."
Gunarajan said no identification documents were found on the victim who was clad in a t-shirt, jeans and red canvas shoes.
Police believe he was killed elsewhere and dragged by two or three individuals before his body was dumped there.
Murder and sudden death
Gunarajan said the second body was found on the same road about 3km from where the first body was found.
But police believe both cases have no connection since the second body had no injury marks.
"We will however, carry out a thorough investigation because it is an isolated road and we want to find out how the victim had come there," he said.
Police have classified the first incident as murder and the second as sudden death.
Source: Bernama/ The Star
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