KUALA LUMPUR — A jealousy-enraged electrician murdered his live-in partner at their rented unit at the Jinjang Baru flats in Taman
Police said the 36-year-old suspect had killed his partner, also aged 36, because he believed she was having an affair.
Sentul police chief R. Munusamy said police received a call in the morning about an alleged attempted suicide at the unit, located on the second floor.
“Police found the suspect with cuts on his left wrist. The victim was sprawled in the living room with bruises on her face and hands,” he said.
The suspect told police he had beat his partner to death 12 hours earlier.
Initial investigations revealed the victim, who worked as a beer promoter at a nearby pub, had refused to return home on Thursday night to care for the couple’s four-year-old daughter.
This enraged the suspect, who then assaulted the victim. The suspect then dropped his daughter at the victim’s father’s home in Rawang and told him his daughter was dead.
“The suspect and victim were staying together for five years but were not married and had been living at the unit for a month,” Munusamy said.
“We only know her as Ah Mei. She and her partner often fought a lot, especially at night. I believe it was about her job,” said a neighbour who requested anonymity.
“The man was fierce, judging by the way he used to shout at her.”
Another neighbour who stayed on the same floor said she last heard the couple arguing on Saturday night.
“I’ve heard them arguing ever since they moved in. I’m unsure if they were just arguing or there was physical violence.”
She said the couple’s daughter hardly mixed with the other children in the neighbourhood.
The suspect, who is receiving treatment at Kuala Lumpur Hospital, has been remanded until next Thursday. The victim’s remains was sent to the same hospital for post-mortem.