JOHOR BARU — An engineer who has been missing for the past week was found murdered yesterday, after allegedly being romantically linked with another man’s girlfriend.
Police dug up the body of Tan Chuen Take, 31, among undergrowth off Km25.9 on the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link Expressway (Northbound).
State police chief Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said a couple, aged 22 and 32, had been arrested on suspicion of abducting and murdering the victim.
Police investigations started following a report lodged over Tan’s disappearance on June 26.
In the report, it was mentioned Tan was last seen leaving his home in Taman Datok Chellam and had failed to return.
Two days prior to the report, Tan had visited his older sister at her home.
Investigators concluded Tan, who was employed at an oil exploration company in Singapore, had been abducted although there was no ransom demand made.
On June 27, police found Tan’s Honda Accord abandoned at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital car park.
At about 3am yesterday, police detained the couple at a house in Taman Indahpura, Kulai.
Several hours later, they were produced before a magistrate and a remand order was granted for their detention to facilitate investigations.
“At about 6pm, one of the suspects led police to the location where the body was buried,” Wan Ahmad Najmuddin said.
Initial investigations revealed the motive for the abduction and murder was vengeance and jealousy.
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