Man found dead at quarry believed to be murdered

PARIT (BERNAMA) – A man believed to be an Indonesian who was found dead at a sand quarry in Batu 9 3/4, Bota Kanan, yesterday is suspected to have been murdered.

Perak Tengah District Police Chief, Barudin Wariso said police received information from the public on the discovery of the body about 8.20am yesterday.

He said a preliminary examination of the body of the man, who could be in his 30’s and clad only in a pair of jeans, revealed bruises on several parts of the body, apart from head injuries believed to be caused by a sharp object.

“We believe the victim struggled before he died, as his right middle finger was found almost severed, possibly due to scuffles in several places around the area before collapsing at the spot he was found,” he told reporters at the scene of the crime yesterday.

Barudin said based on the condition of the body, the victim was believed to have been killed 10 hours prior to being discovered, while there were no identification documents found on the victim.

Barudin said police were investigating the background of the victim while the murder weapon had not been found yet, but he was confident the case could be resolved soonest possible.

He said the victim’s body was sent to the Forensic Department of Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh for a post-mortem, and the case was being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.